See the bad things coming in time to prevent bad outcomes.

We help first responders understand human error, reduce the impact of situational awareness barriers and improve dynamic decision making.

About Us

We help first responders improve safety by ensuring members understand how to develop and maintain situational awareness while working in high-stress, high-consequence, time-compressed environments.

We also help departments identify opportunities for improving high-risk decision making outcomes and show them how to implement strategies to help members improve critical thinking and resilient problem solving skills.

As a result of our work, departments often share with us members are better equipped to develop and maintain situational awareness and they make better decisions on emergency scenes.

Our Focus

Human Error

Situational Awareness

Dynamic Decision Making

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Our Programs

Flawed Situational Awareness: The Stealth Killer of First Responders
(Presented Live or Virtual)

Learn best practices for developing and maintaining strong situational awareness. Customizable message ranging from a one-hour keynote to a full-day interactive workshop.

Firefighter Safety: Mistakes & Best Practices
(Presented Live or Virtual)

Learn about ten common mistakes that lead to tragedy and best practices for improving outcomes.
Three-hour interactive workshop.

Training for Failure: Understanding How Training Practices Impact Safety
(Presented Live or Virtual)

This program will change your entire paradigm about how training should be conducted.
Three-hour interactive workshop. Can also be presented as a hands-on session.

Mental Management of Emergencies: Improving Decision Making Under Stress
(Presented Live or Virtual)

Learn best practices for improving high-risk decision making outcomes.
Two-day interactive workshop.

The Competent Commander: 21 Essential Skills for Improving Incident Outcomes
(Presented Live or Virtual)

Learn essential skills to improve high-risk, high-consequence decision making.
This is a full-day interactive workshop.

Situational Awareness Matters Online Academy
(Virtual Program)

Learn everything you need to know about situational awareness & high-risk decision making. You can enroll in the 14 courses, individually, or sign-up for the entire academy.

Meet Rich

Fire Chief (ret.) Richard B. Gasaway, PhD is widely considered to be a trusted authority to help first responder agencies reduce human error, enhance situational awareness, and improve high-risk, high-consequence decision making.

After serving 30+ years as a first responder, Dr. Gasaway is now a highly sought global speaker, keynote presenter, trainer, author, blogger, podcaster, researcher and consultant on topics related to first responder safety and leadership.

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