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Episode 125 | The top 12 reasons why first responders won’t discuss their near-miss events



interviewIn this episode we look at the top 12 reasons why first responders are so hesitant to discuss their near-miss events and the lessons they learned from them that could save the lives of other responders.

Length: 34 minutes
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One of the best ways we can learn how to be safer is to learn from our mistakes. Truly, haven’t we all said “I’ve learned more from the mistakes I’ve made in life than the things I’ve done right.” The same thing can be said about our service as first responders. There is a lot to learn from mistakes – ours and others.

That’s assuming the mistakes that resulted in near-miss events and lessons learned are shared with others. Unfortunately, many times they are not. I will discuss why they are not shared and offer some advice that might inspire you to step up and share your lessons learned from YOUR near-miss event.

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

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Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System

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