Situational Awareness Matters!™ http://www.samatters.com Helping you see the bad things coming in time to change the outcome. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:18 +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 Flawed expectations of personnel can impact situational awareness http://www.samatters.com/flawed-expectations-personnel-can-impact-situational-awareness/ http://www.samatters.com/flawed-expectations-personnel-can-impact-situational-awareness/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:18 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6891 You develop situational awareness by using your senses to capture information (Level 1 situational awareness). Those clues and cues are then processed into understanding (Level 2 situational awareness). Once you understand what is happening, you can then make predictions of … Continue reading

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Episode 26: StopBad! An interview with Fire Chief Gord Schreiner http://www.samatters.com/26/ http://www.samatters.com/26/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:53 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6857 Available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio! (Click the icon below or search SAMatters Radio)       __________________________________________________________________ On this episode, I interview Fire Chief Gord Schreiner and he shares valuable lessons from his “Safe and Efficient Scene Management Class” … Continue reading

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Radio Show http://www.samatters.com/radio/ http://www.samatters.com/radio/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:26 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?page_id=6046   Available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio! (Click the icon below or search SAMatters Radio)       __________________________________________________________________ Episode 26 This episode interviews Comox (BC) Fire Chief Gord Schreiner as he shares valuable lessons from his Safe and Efficient … Continue reading

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Where does intuition come from? http://www.samatters.com/intuition-come/ http://www.samatters.com/intuition-come/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6861 It is amazing how many articles and videos I have read and watched lately in which they are talking about decision making based on “gut feel.” It is also disheartening how many first responders I have interviewed who have admitted … Continue reading

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Episode 25: A firefighter’s situational awareness lessons from a mayday call. http://www.samatters.com/25/ http://www.samatters.com/25/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:34:02 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6753 Available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio! (Click the icon below or search SAMatters Radio)       __________________________________________________________________ On this episode, I interview Firefighter John Dantuono of the Lakeside (New York) Fire Department. Lakeside is located west of Syracuse. The … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness Lessons from a Line of Duty Death http://www.samatters.com/situational-awareness-lessons-line-duty-death/ http://www.samatters.com/situational-awareness-lessons-line-duty-death/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:14:08 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6846 Watch this recently released YouTube video detailing the circumstances of a firefighter line of duty death in where a firefighter from British Columbia was tragically killed when a shipping container exploded without warning. Oftentimes when a firefighter is killed in … Continue reading

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Exciting changes coming to SAMatters! http://www.samatters.com/exciting-changes-coming-samatters-2/ http://www.samatters.com/exciting-changes-coming-samatters-2/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6811 In case you missed the announcements made in the October newsletter, there are some exciting changes coming to the SAMatters community. This month (October 2014) marks the three-year anniversary since the launch of the SAMatters website and the popular “Get … Continue reading

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Episode 24: A situational awareness driving lesson. http://www.samatters.com/24/ http://www.samatters.com/24/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:00:08 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6742 Available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio! (Click the icon below or search SAMatters Radio)       __________________________________________________________________ On this episode, I interview Firefighter Richard Marcus of the New Hartford Volunteer Fire Department in Connecticut. On May 5, 2006, Firefighter … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness and Decision Making Tips for Training http://www.samatters.com/situational-awareness-decision-making-tips-training/ http://www.samatters.com/situational-awareness-decision-making-tips-training/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:54:37 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6767 I recently received an email from a SAMatters community member asking for tips to improve size-up, situational awareness and decision making while training in a flashover simulator. It was a great question (thank you Captain Scott Byers from the Tracy … Continue reading

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Episode 23: Situational Awareness lessons learned when three feet from death – Part 2 http://www.samatters.com/23/ http://www.samatters.com/23/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:00:05 +0000 http://www.samatters.com/?p=6664 Available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio! (Click the icon below or search SAMatters Radio)       __________________________________________________________________ On this episode I continue the interview with Captain John Lightly. John as served as a member of the Youngstown, Ohio Fire … Continue reading

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