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Jumpseat Radio Podcast

The podcast that brings the views and opinions of the backward facing, jumpseat riding firefighter.

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Meet The Hosts

Ryan Pennington

Ryan Pennington


Ryan Pennington is a Lieutenant/Paramedic for the Charleston Fire Department in Charleston West Virginia. He is currently assigned to the Training Division and is part of the West Virginia Task Force 1 USAR team. He has over 20 years of combined Fire, Rescue and EMS experience. Ryan started with a local volunteer department and continued through EMS to spend five years as a Critical Care Paramedic. Ryan transferred to the career fire service in 2003 and has worked for the City of Charleston since 2007. Ryan is currently a WV State Instructor 2, Hazmat Technician, and Certified Fire Officer 2. He is very involved in teaching EMS and firefighter safety around the country.

Robert Piparo

Robert Piparo


Rob Piparo, better known as Pip, is a Lieutenant with the City of New Brunswick Fire Department, located in New Brunswick, NJ and a Paramedic with Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, NJ. He has been involved with emergency services for 17 years. Pip holds certifications as a Firefighter 1 & 2, NJ Level 1 Fire Instructor, Extrication, High Angle and Confined Space Technician, NJ and National Registry Paramedic, and Crossfit Level I. 

Pip has always been passionate about fitness. He spent several years running half marathons and training strictly with kettlebells until he discovered Crossfit. He is currently a Coach at Iron Crossfit in North Brunswick, NJ . He has also completed a marathon and an Olympic distance triathlon with hopes of someday being able to compete in an ironman distance. 

Pip’s passion for training lead him to the 555 Fitness page, where he quickly developed a friendship with Larry, its owner. After several months of back and forth banter, Larry asked Pip if he wanted to join the team. One could say the rest is history, but for now, we will just say we are too busy making history. email – pip@555fitness.com


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