Hoarder Homes DVD


Pulled from the popular classroom session of Ryan Pennington, Jumpseat Training, comes Hoarder Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters.

Ryan brings his high energy presentation style to a format that is portable and sharable, in this 90 minute DVD version of his full day session.

Topics covered:

  • Compulsive Hoarding Disorder
  • Hoarding and the fire service
  • Scene size up
  • Pre-fire planning
  • Risk vs. benefit
  • Fire attack
  • Search orientation
  • Overhaul dangers

Compulsive Hoarding Disorder is on the rise around the world, increasing the chance of your department having a call inside their
cluttered environments.

After viewing this DVD you will:

  • Understand the ques and clues of “Heavy Content”
  • Make an informed risk vs. benefit
  • Attack the fire
  • Increase firefighter safety when searching inside the hoarded enviornment


“Ryan has done it again, this is your definitive guide to understanding and handling fires in a heavy content environment.”

– Robert Fling, Asst. Chief Dix Hills (NY) Fire Dept.

“Firefighter Ryan Pennington has another training smash hit on his hands.  The training DVD that he just completed is simply outstanding.  Ryan’s style of presentation is very refreshing.  Ryan is both entertaining and informative while using his relaxed, but direct instructional style.  In this fast-paced training video program, Pennington discusses the many aspects that a fire fighter must know about dealing with a building the present Hoarder Challenges. If you are interested in fire fighter safety and survival, this training program is a must see production that must become a topic of an annual fire company drill.  Here is a tip of my fire helmet to Firefighter Ryan Pennington (aka Jump Seat Ready) for delivering such a top shelf educational opportunity.  Good work, Sir!”

– Dennis L. Rubin, Fire Chief, Fire Instructor, Fire Protection Consultant

 Click here to read Ryan’s article on hoarding in Fire Fighting in Canada magazine


Ryan Pennington is a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Charleston Fire Department in Charleston West Virginia. He is currently assigned to Station 8 and is part of the West Virginia Task Force 1 USAR team. He has over 15 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 teaching EMS and firefighter safety around the country.



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