Now, for the first time ever, you can receive the content of this valuable safety programs in the NEW Situational Awareness Matters virtual Academy… at your own pace – from home or while you are on-duty.
With the same life saving information you would receive at Dr. Gasaway's live classroom programs, the Academy allows each member of your department to participate in self-paced learning, complete with assessments that track participation and learning outcomes.
Dr. Gasaway has delivered his live programs to more than 54,000 first responders throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
And now every member of your department can receive this training – delivered virtually by Dr. Gasaway.
The Academy is set up in fourteen indivdual courses. Each course contains videos and reading assignments. Courses vary in length from 1 to 2.5 hours.
Many of the Academy courses contain built-in discussion questions to help encourage members to share their experiences and ideas for improving your department’s safety, training, operations and policies.
The mission of Situational Awareness Matters is to help first responders see the bad things coming… in time to avoid bad outcomes.
We are very passionate about helping your members understand human factors, reduce the impact of situational awareness barriers and improve decision making under stress.
We understand that hosting live training programs can be expensive and time consuming. The Academy will make it affordable for every member to get this valuable, interactive, life saving content at a fraction of the cost of hosting a live event.
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Situational Awareness Matters programs are unlike any other training program you’ve ever taken. How do we know that? The students tell us so – Often! You are going to be taught new ways of thinking and looking at your personal safety, team safety and incident scene safety.
BASIC ENROLLMENT »
Access to all 14 courses
Access open for 6 months
Certificate issued after successful completion of all 14 courses
PREMIUM ENROLLMENT »
All the features of Basic Enrollment
PLUS a monthly live teleseminar with direct access to Dr. Gasaway
By completing this 22-hour Academy...
You will learn:
A three step process for developing and maintaining situational awareness.
The four essential components for making quality decisions under stress.
The knowledge of how flawed situational awareness impacts decision making.
A seven-step process for making high-risk, high consequence, time compressed decisions.
You will understand:
The connection between situational awareness and decision making.
The six ways physical and mental stress impact situational awareness & decision making.
Fifty common situational awareness barriers that can have catastrophic consequences.
The five critical situational awareness mistakes you must avoid.
The ten best practices for developing and maintaining strong situational awareness.
And so much more!
You will receive:
A certificate authenticating you are an SAMatters Academy graduate.
“Fire professionals: Step up and sign-up for the SAMatters On-Line Academy. Trust me... it’s worth every cent!”
Prince Albert Fire Department
“Every firefighter should take this course. Wow! What an insight. What an awakening.”
Queensland Fire & Rescue Services
“This course is a must-have for any firefighter, not just officers. It will save firefighters lives and reduce firefighter injuries.”
Green Bay Metro Fire Department
“I have to say that my eyes are now open. I see the need for our Department to put a greater emphasis on Situational Awareness and the potential barriers.”
Los Angeles County Fire Deparment
“This was one of the most meaningful symposiums I have attended in many years. I plan to share key points and concepts with my company officers and with our command staff.”
Salinas Fire Department
“It was truly eye opening learning how our brains function under stress and how we often train for failure. I now have a much better understanding of the factors that can influence my decision making under stress.”