IDEX Fire & Safety Launch “Jumpseat” Video Series

Company News

July 1, 2020

​With trade shows and most in-person demos on hold, IDEX Fire & Safety teams continue to find creative ways to interact and engage with prospective buyers and current customers, including firefighters and first responders.

After the biggest trade show of the year – the FDIC International tradeshow – was cancelled in April, Regional Sales Manager John Martens and IDEX Fire & Safety Vice President of Strategic & Government Sales David Durstine, wanted to give customers a platform to speak about their products and enable professionals to share expertise on Fire and Safety topics. With many firefighters and first responders spending idle time online, John and David began filming and recording “The Jumpseat” live video series at the end of April. The Jumpseat is a common term for a Firefighter who rides in the back of the Fire truck and is often responsible for jumping out of the seat quickly to pull a fire hose line and enter into a burning building.

Using their product expertise and experiences as current firefighters, David Durstine and John Martens aim to share Fire Service information by putting special and interesting guests in “The Jumpseat.”

Guests featured on “The Jumpseat” include a variety of industry leaders, key partners, and subject matter experts to discuss a diverse array of topics within the Fire service.

Topics discussed so far have included, “Getting the Most out of Your Truck’s Pump,” “How stress impacts decision making,” Hose & Nozzle Selection, the IDEX SAM flow control system, and more.

“The Jumpseat provided a unique opportunity to connect IDEX Fire & Safety with first responders through education and awareness on key industry issues, while showcasing key products. Ultimately, we want IDEX to be known for leaving the fire service better than we found it,” Durstine said.

Since airing their first episode in April, David and John have produced an episode every week and continue to grow their audiences on Facebook and YouTube.

To learn more about John Martens, David Durstine, and The Jumpseat, click here or watch this weeks episode “Live” on Friday at 3:00pm EST on the IDEX fire & Safety Facebook page.

To view previously recorded episodes, visit Facebook or YouTube