Time Distortion

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

Eagle Scout – First Responder: The Daniel Konzelman Story (Episode 255)

Daniel Konzelman is an Eagle Scout and an accountant who found himself in the most unsuspecting place he could ever imagine. First on-scene where an Amtrak train derailed just south of Seattle on December 18, 2017.  Listen to the story of this amazing young man as he talks about what it was like to be …

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Mental Rehearsal (Episode 247)

In this episode, we discuss how workers can improve their safety by using mental rehearsals. Length: 21 minutes     Click the YouTube icon to watch the full VIDEO     __________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check out the Situational Awareness …

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Episode 228 | Perry Hall Interview – Part 2

This episode is part two of a two-part interview with Perry Hall, a firefighter who shared his story of a horrific near-miss event and the life-changing impact it has had on him.   Length: 61 minutes Click the YouTube icon to watch the full VIDEO         __________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking …

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Episode 227 | Perry Hall Interview – Part 1

    This episode is part one of a two-part interview with Perry Hall, a firefighter who shared his story of a horrific near-miss event and the life-changing impact it has had on him.   Length: 72 minutes Click the YouTube icon to watch the full VIDEO         __________________________________________________ If you are …

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Episode 206 | Competing Goals

This episode examines how competing goals can impact situational awareness.  Length: 31 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 the Situational Awareness Matters Online Academy. …

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Episode 177 | Time to Task Completion

  This episode explores how knowing the time to task completion can aid in the development of situational awareness. Length: 30 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 the Situational …

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Episode129 | Interview with Beaver Dam Fire & Rescue Chief Alan Mannel

    In this episode, Beaver Dam Fire & Rescue Chief Alan Mannel shares the details of a shootout incident that occurred while he was serving as a police officer in Illinois.     Length: 57 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen     _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational …

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Projection

Time to Task Completion is Critical

Your highest level of situational awareness is formed when you are able to make accurate predictions about future events. In science we call this projection and it simply means you are able to predict, or project, the future events. This is accomplished through mental models you develop that are founded in your training and experience. …

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Episode 36 – PART 2 Interview with Close Call Survivor Lionel Crowther

This episode is PART 2 of a two-part interview with Winnipeg Firefighter Lionel Crowther. Listen in as Firefighter Crowther recounts his close call survivor story about an incident where he sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns and two of his comrades lost their lives while fighting a dwelling fire.   Length: 65 minutes click the …

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Situational Awareness Matters

Episode 29: Interview with Spokane Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer

On July 5, 2013, the Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported commercial building fire at the Mayfair Professional Building, located at 5901 North Mayfair. Within two minutes of the alarm, the first arriving company found light smoke coming from the area of the HVAC units in the side of the building. The structure was …

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