Run like hell?!?! #Fireworks

I’m no genius, but if your fireworks say this…

…then you likely could get hurt. So please PLEASE be careful this 4th of July holiday.

Also, fireworks are expensive. Leave it to the pros.

Here’s a quick news story with my friend Euclid Fire Capt Jay Northup on the dangers of fireworks who was injured a few months ago in NE Ohio. (click on the picture)

Fire Captain Jay Northup suffered a severe head injury, two ruptured eardrums, second-degree burns, and multiple bruises and cuts requiring 35 stitches after an accident involving fireworks. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

Fire Captain Jay Northup suffered a severe head injury, two ruptured eardrums, second-degree burns, and multiple bruises and cuts requiring 35 stitches after an accident involving fireworks. / AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

Again, I would highly recommend that you leave the fireworks to the pros.

@rusnivek

Um, is that a #Fire #Hydrant #condom? #Firefighter

Sooooo, is this like a winter condom for your fire hydrant?

Glow in the dark reflective so you can find it better in the dark!!!

I love the extra effort people make to support their local fire department.

#SafetySur approves!

@rusnivek

 

JumpSeatRadio in 3..2..1… #JumpSeatTraining #JumpSeatViews

Whut. Is. Happening.

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Is that Ryan Pennington…that famous JumpSeatViews Firefighter from Charleston Fire?

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Yeppers-that’s JumpSeatTraining.

Oh yes, let’s crash this podcast party.

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Listen in here.

Jumpseat Radio 057 PIO with Kevin Sur

In this week’s edition of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes his good friend, and PIO Master, Kevin Sur.  Kevin travels around the world serving in multiple roles with local, state, and federal government agencies preparing for emergencies. Kevin is a Social Media Master that teaches the benefits and uses of the multiple platforms to different agencies. 

Mahalos to Ryan for letting me crash his party!

Reporting live from behind the JumpSeatMic…

@rusnivek

Closing PIO & Social Media Session at the 63rd Annual Wayne County Fire School

Presenting today at the 63rd Annual Wayne County Fire School (Ohio).

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And yes, I get to crack the awesome social media jokes on THE Ohio State University campus.

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Lots of Firefighters and Paramedics from all over.

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Many familiar faces in the audience too!

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Event organizers estimate over 100 attendees with numerous vendors on site including Metro LifeFlight, Cleveland Clinic, and MedFlight of Ohio. Helicopters!

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Me? I’m just glad to participate.

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Yep, that’s a suit.

Also, kudos to a fellow Firefighter WHFD FF Gary Klaus who was named this year’s Fire School Honorary Dean.

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Intro music (GNR’s Paradise City) playing for the afternoon session. #excited.

PIO and Social Media skillz in 3…2…1…

@rusnivek

 

PIO training on #AlohaFriday

Lots of training for a Friday…


…on this #AlohaFriday.


Yep, they started periscoping w/ my phone.


Dang it Morales!

At the second station, it was a bit more relaxed, but found out there are more Pinterest users at the station than you would ever believe.


Happy #AlohaFriday everyone.

@rusnivek

Local Fire Department does EMS too! #EMSWeek2016 #EMSStrong

Happy EMS week peeps.

In many parts of the country, local Fire Departments also run all the EMS calls too.

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Whether Emergency First Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), or Paramedic – they are ALL a part of the safety in our jurisdictions

Thank your local Emergency Medical Services Professionals for a job well done!

 

What is EMS Week?

Since President Gerald Ford first recognized EMS Week in 1973, communities, hospitals, healthcare organizations, survivors and EMS agencies spend a week every year in May recognizing the lifesaving work of EMS professionals. AROUND THE COUNTRY, EMS Week is celebrated with a variety of events.

2016 EMS Week: Sunday May 15 through Saturday May 21

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What is EMS Strong?

The EMS Strong campaign seeks to celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nation’s emergency medical services. Created by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), EMS Strong brings together associations, EMS services, sponsors and national media to honor the dedication of EMS practitioners nationwide.

@rusnivek

Large header in Columbus #fire 

Made a pit stop in Columbus today, and walked out to a header. Upon closer look…


I followed Truck-2 in.

 


Smelled different than a normal work.



All the foncy trucks attended. But sadly, it was only mulch. Basically large open burning.


Oh well.

But hey, at least the sun was out.


Spending my Sunday alongside @nbc4i , I’m @rusnivek


Reporting live from the working mulch fire…

@rusnivek

Wilson…I mean Willson!

The  varied schedule allowed me to catch up to one of Cleveland’s finest Paramedics – Jim Willson!

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The man, the myth, the legend, Commander Jim Willson! In lieu of posting an embarrassingly old picture of Cmdr Willson, I figured this one is best. Plus he knows too many stories. 

I remember first meeting Jim at the ER. Years later, I remember meeting him again during EMS week as a Cleveland EMS Commander. Shortly thereafter, I sat and co-chaired the UASI EMS Functional Committee…Jim was always there.

(Funny note: I remember spelling his name wrong for about a decade until I got it right. Jeez.)

Jim’s career at Cleveland spans decades including finishing his career with Cleveland Public Safety as the Emergency Operations Center Manager. Almost every time I was in the EOC, Jim was there. I can’t think of a more dedicated EMS professional who’s been there/done that.

So glad to catch up to my friend Jim Wilson…I mean Willson.

@rusnivek