Archive by category Leadership

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

Episode 211 | 4th Anniversary episode

Episode 211 | 4th Anniversary episode

This episode celebrates the 4th anniversary of the SAMatters show and chronicles the history of the founder and his tireless mission to improve situational …

How could they be so stupid?

How could they be so stupid?

Recently I was having a conversation with a fire commander who shared the following experience. He stopped by one of the stations for a visit and came upon a …

First, Do No Harm!

First, Do No Harm!

Primum non nocere is the Latin phrase that means “first, do no harm.” This is a commonly taught principle in healthcare. In fact, the Hippocratic Oath, …

Explaining Resistance to Change

Explaining Resistance to Change

Imagine for a moment that you’re part of a 4-person first-due crew responding on to an apartment fire. On the way to the call the dispatcher announces over …

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