Situational Awareness Matters!™ http://www.samatters.com Helping you see the bad things coming in time to change the outcome. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:33:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Copyright © Situational Awareness Matters!™ 2014 rich@richgasaway.com (Dr. Richard B. Gasaway) rich@richgasaway.com (Dr. Richard B. Gasaway) 1440 http://www.samatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Gasaway7.jpg Situational Awareness Matters!™ http://www.samatters.com 144 144 Helping you see the bad things coming in time to change the outcome SAMatters Radio show helps improve first responder safety by sharing lessons about situational awareness and lessons from close calls and line of duty deaths. Firefighter, Safety, Incident, Command, Situational, Awareness, Human, Factors, Safety, First, Responders, EMS Dr. Richard B. Gasaway Dr. Richard B. Gasaway rich@richgasaway.com no no Expectations and situational awareness http://www.samatters.com/expectations-situational-awareness/ http://www.samatters.com/expectations-situational-awareness/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6529 The ability to develop and maintain situational awareness is a far more complex process than most people realize. I’ve had many responders say to me that as long as they are “paying attention” or “keeping their head on a swivel” … Continue reading

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Episode 20: Mayday for Mental Health http://www.samatters.com/20/ http://www.samatters.com/20/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:30:31 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6514 Situational Awareness Matters Radio Show __________________________________________________________________ Episode 20: Mayday for Mental Health This episode chronicles a father’s story of inspiration from tragedy. Listen in as I interview Fire Chief Patrick Kenny from the Village of Western Springs, Illinois Fire Department. … Continue reading

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Teaching situational awareness and decision making http://www.samatters.com/teaching-situational-awareness-decision-making/ http://www.samatters.com/teaching-situational-awareness-decision-making/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:00:43 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6479 Situational awareness is the foundation for good decision making. Situational awareness is formed by observing… and understanding what is happening in your environment, in the context of how time is passing. That “understanding” is then used to make predictions of … Continue reading

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Episode 19: Situational awareness lessons from a first responder shot in the face http://www.samatters.com/19/ http://www.samatters.com/19/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:26:28 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6467 Situational Awareness Matters Radio Show __________________________________________________________________ Episode 19: What I learned from getting shot in the face. This close call survival story is an amazing interview with Okaloosa County Sheriff Investigator Steven Hough who was shot in the face by an … Continue reading

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The myth of multitasking and situational awareness http://www.samatters.com/myth-multitasking-situational-awareness/ http://www.samatters.com/myth-multitasking-situational-awareness/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:00:27 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6454 Think you’re good at multitasking? If so, you are just fooling yourself. Or, perhaps more aptly stated, your brain is fooling you. Multitasking is simply a way for us to be tricked into doing a whole bunch of things, poorly, … Continue reading

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Episode 18: What I learned in two minutes – A close call survivor story http://www.samatters.com/18/ http://www.samatters.com/18/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:40:37 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6427 __________________________________________________________________ Episode 18: What I learned in two minutes. This close call survival story is an interviews Aurora Fire Lieutenant Sean Dolan sharing amazing lessons from the house fire where he was caught in a flashover and sustained second and … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness Keyword Search http://www.samatters.com/situational-awareness-keyword-search/ http://www.samatters.com/situational-awareness-keyword-search/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:55:57 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6408 Here’s a cool new way to search for situational awareness articles. Click on any keyword in the word cloud below and you will be directed to a list of articles related to that topic.    

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Confronting a boss with flawed situational awareness http://www.samatters.com/confronting-boss-flawed-situational-awareness/ http://www.samatters.com/confronting-boss-flawed-situational-awareness/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:00:22 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6392 I recently read a post on social media where a firefighter said at an incident scene that he doesn’t worry about his situational awareness. That’s what he has an officer for. Further, he didn’t worry about having situational awareness about … Continue reading

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Episode 17: Interview with Indianapolis Health & Safety Chief Doug Abernathy http://www.samatters.com/17/ http://www.samatters.com/17/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:31:10 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6381 __________________________________________________________________ Episode 17 “Lessons learned from the Athletic Club Hotel Fire.” This episode is an interview with Indianapolis Health & Safety Chief, Doug Abernathy. In 1992, Doug had been on the Indianapolis Fire Department for four years and was serving … Continue reading

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Mission Myopia: A situational awareness barrier http://www.samatters.com/mission-myopia-situational-awareness-barrier/ http://www.samatters.com/mission-myopia-situational-awareness-barrier/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:40:36 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6325 The primary mission of all first responders is to save lives and property. In some agencies when a new member is inducted into the organization they take an oath of office that includes pledging their commitment to this mission. The … Continue reading

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