Episode 101 | Interview with Near Miss Survivors from Sioux Falls Fire Department

Situational Awareness Matters Radio

  Situational Awareness Matters     Situational Awareness Matters Radio

 

Truck 7 Crew Caption: (L-R) Captain Ryan Cox, Firefighter Jay McManigal, Firefighter Jon Alvey and myself, Fire Apparatus Operator Tom Reel

Truck 7 Crew Caption: (L-R) Captain Ryan Cox, Firefighter Jay McManigal, Firefighter Jon Alvey and myself, Fire Apparatus Operator Tom Reel

This episode interviews four members of the Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Fire Department who experienced a near-miss event when the platform on Truck 7 came into contact with a 33 kV transmission line during a routine truck check at the station.

 

Length: 71 minutes

_____________________________________________________

If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check out the Situational Awareness Matters Online Academy.
CLICK HERE for details, enrollment options and pricing.

__________________________________

Captain Ryan Cox, Fire Apparatus Operator Tom Reel, Firefighter Jay McManigal and Firefighter John Alvey share the details of a close call during a routine truck check when Ladder 7 came into contact with a 33 kV transmission line on January 2, 2016.

If circumstances were just slightly different, this incident could have resulted in multiple firefighter fatalities.

Sioux Falls Fire Department Truck 7

Sioux Falls Fire Department Truck 7

Damage to the platform of Truck 7 following contact with a 33 kV electric transmission line

Damage to the platform of Truck 7 following contact with a 33 kV electric transmission line

33 kV electric transmission lines on the ground on the apron of Station 7 following contact with Truck 7

33 kV electric transmission lines on the ground on the apron of Station 7 following contact with Truck 7

Flags were placed on the electric transmission lines by Xcel Energy following the near-miss incident

Flags were placed on the electric transmission lines by Xcel Energy following the near-miss incident

Our sponsor:
Midwest Fire
MidwestFire.com

Intro music
Safety Dance (1982)
Men Without Hats
GMC – Virgin Records

Guest Contact Information
Tom Reel, Fire Apparatus Operator
Sioux Falls Fire Department
treel@siouxfalls.org

Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System
http://www.firefighternearmiss.com/

Share and Like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *