Ryan Pennington is a firefighter-paramedic currently serving with the Charleston (W.Va.) Fire Department. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fire and EMS service, having served in a number of different departments. He is currently assigned to Engine 8-Medic 8 on Charleston’s West Side. Pennington travels North America lecturing on the dangers created by compulsive hoarding disorder and maintains the website ChamberofHoarders.com, which offers an online course on hoarder fires. He also maintains the “Views from the Jumpseat” blog at http://viewsfromthejumpseat.com where he shares his “views” on the fire service from a street-level perspective. Pennington is an adjunct instructor for the West Virginia RESA 3 with certification to the Instructor 2 level, a member of the West Virginia Task Force 1 USAR team, and a hazmat technician with the West Virginia Regional Response Team. He can be reached at Ryan33@suddenlink.net and has an active twitter feed @jumpseatviews.