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Five Situational Awareness Lessons from SFFD LODD

On June 2, 2011, the San Francisco Fire Department suffered the tragic loss of 2 firefighters at 133 Berkeley Way. The department conducted an internal review of the incident and issued a 156-page report on their findings. Many of the lessons relate to situational awareness and it is from that perspective that I would like …

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When The Puzzle Pieces Don’t Fit

The med unit is responding to a report of a person down in a hotel room. While in route, dispatch notifies them that CPR is in progress. As they arrive a police officer meets them outside and tells them there now two victims and CPR is in progress on both. The officer further advises the …

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Utah Winter Fire School

I am blessed to present at dozens of state, national and international conferences and fire schools each year. These opportunities are essential to my mission of improving first responder situational awareness. I have just returned from the 2012 Utah Winter Fire School. This is the second consecutive year I was invited to present. I was …

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SA Matters to the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority

Thank you to Battalion Chief Rick Davis from the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority for sharing this article he wrote for Situational Awareness Matters. I had an opportunity to deliver a situational awareness program in Loveland for the North Range fire departments. When it comes to understanding the importance of firefighter situational awareness, Loveland Fire Rescue …

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You Can’t Handle The Truth!

If you have attended one of my new Mental Management of Emergencies programs you have learned how stress is a game-changer when it comes to firefighter situational awareness and decision making quality. Most basic training programs focus on developing cognitive knowledge and physical skills. Far less address the impact of stress on situational awareness and …

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Testimonials

Here are some samples of the wonderful feedback I have received from those who have attended a program, read my books and articles, visited my website, watched my videos, listened to my podcasts, or participated in a webinar. Thank you so much to those who take the time to send me your comments and completed …

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Live Programs List – First Responders

Keynotes – Programs – Seminars – Workshops Powerful, results-oriented, high-impact, experience-based safety and leadership programs using interactive, adult learning techniques. For 25 years Dr. Richard Gasaway has been delivering content rich programs for first responders, business leaders and industral workers ranging in size from 10 to 5,000 throughout the United States, Canada, England, Hong Kong …

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Fifty Ways to Kill a First Responder – Live Training

Fifty Ways to Kill a First Responder: Improving emergency scene situational awareness. Format: Interactive Seminar Length: 2 days This program is based on the findings of Dr. Gasaway’s research on emergency incident decision making. In his review of hundreds of near-miss reports, case studies, line-of-duty death reports and videos he continually found himself being frustrated …

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Situational Awareness Matters

Firefighter Safety: Mistakes & Best Practices

Firefighter Safety: Mistakes and Best Practices Created and presented by: Dr. Richard B. Gasaway, EFO, CFO Fire Chief (ret.) Format: DVD Length: 119 minutes $199.99   This program examines mistakes that result in firefighter casualties and offers best practices to fix the mistakes and improve the safety of your firefighters. This program is based on …

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