2017 Year In Review


As 2017 winds down, I pause to reflect on how thankful I am for the opportunity to share the situational awareness message with first responders, business leaders, industry, medical providers and military personnel.


I am thankful for the hosts who put forth the effort to organize and fund great training for their members/region.


I am thankful for the participants who give me the gift of their time. 

I am most thankful for my family who endures my many days on the road to share this message that is my passion… my mission.


Here are the 2017 stats:

  • 91 programs delivered including:
    • United States Navy
    • NASA
    • Tennessee Health & Safety Conference
    • Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY) Incident Management Team
    • All-hazards Incident Management Team Association
    • Fire-Rescue International
    • Fire Department Instructors Conference
    • Institution of Fire Engineers
    • New South Wales Fire & Emergency Services
    • Metropolitan Fire Brigade – Melbourne
    • New Zealand Fire Services
    • Amsterdam Fire Brigade
    • Dutch Fire Academy
    • Antwerp Fire Brigade
    • Belgian Center for Expertise in Civil Security
    • Hartford Fire Department
    • Texas Fire Educators Conference
    • Kansas Incident Management Team Conference
    • St. Paul Fire Department
    • International Association of Fire Chiefs
    • Washington State Hazardous Materials Conference
    • Ontario Fire Chiefs Association
    • Ontario Fire Training Officers Association
  • 78 program delivery locations including:
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Netherlands
    • Belgium
  • 11,6754 students trained
  • 56 articles written
  • 52 podcast episodes recorded
  • 10 webinars hosted
  • 241,147 podcast downloads
  • 134,777 Miles flown
  • 94 flight segments
  • 12,491 driven miles
  • 179 nights in hotels
  • 1,744 SAMatters Online Academy Students Enrolled
  • 2 conferences attended for self-development (did not teach)
  • 3 product development consultations
  • 1 new program developed
  • 1 master instructor trained
  • Released Online Academy version 2.0
  • Launched 5 Live Virtual Training Programs
  • Conducted National Situational Awareness Day Virtual Training Event
  • Sponsored the Emerging Leader Scholarship (8th consecutive year)

One totally AWESOME sponsor: Midwest Fire (MidwestFire.com)


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