Command Location

These are the first responder situational awareness and decision making issues and opportunities related to command location.

Episode 161 | Soldier Township Tornado Near Miss

The Soldier Township Fire Department responded to a large brush fire. The incident was unexpectedly interrupted by a tornado that caused crews to scramble for cover. Length: 50 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen         _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to …

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Episode 160 | Smoke explosion in Virginia, Minnesota

On December 19, 2016, the Virginia (Minnesota) Fire Department responded to a multi-family residential dwelling fire where a smoke explosion occurred. Length: 59 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen         _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check out …

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Episode 119 | Interview with West Metro Division Chief Dan Pfannenstiel – Part 2

  In this episode I sat down for an interview with West Metro Division Chief Dan Pfannenstiel to discuss a near-miss that occurred at a residential dwelling fire. This is part two of a two-part interview so if you have not yet, be sure to listen to episode 118 for the set-up to the lessons …

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Episode 118 | Interview with West Metro Division Chief Dan Pfannenstiel – Part 1

  In this episode, I sat down for an interview with West Metro Division Chief Dan Pfannenstiel to discuss a near-miss that occurred at a residential dwelling fire. This is part one of a two-part interview so be sure to also listen to episode 119 for the lessons learned. Length: 51 minutes Click the YouTube …

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Episode 108 | Working Command and Situational Awareness

            This episode explores how situational awareness may be impacted when the first arriving officer establishes a “working command.” Length: 32 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen     _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check out …

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