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Episode 104 | Eric Dreiman – Flashover Survival Story – Part 2

            This is Part 2 of an interview with Captain Eric Dreiman, Indianapolis Fire Department about his survival of a flashover event that resulted in multiple burns.     Length: 47 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen     _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness …

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Episode 103 | Eric Dreiman – Flashover Survival Story – Part 1

          In part-1 of this 2-part interview, I talk with Captain Eric Dreiman, Indianapolis Fire Department about his survival of a flashover event that resulted in multiple burns.   Length: 44 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen     _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and …

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Sponsored by Midwest Fire Thank you for visiting the Periodic Chart of Situational Awareness page. If you would like to purchase the chart, please visit the SAMatters store at: www.SAMatters.com/store/ Each situational awareness barrier identified on the Chart is clickable link that will take you to articles, audio and/or video lessons about the barrier that …

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SAMatters Show

Episode 331 Throughout his 43-year career, retired fire chief Jim Arie had experienced multiple near-miss events.  He’ll discuss a few of them but none were as sobering as the one that occurred in March 2020, when Jim and his wife were held-up at gunpoint in their driveway and their car was stolen.  CLICK HERE for …

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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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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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What is situational awareness and why does it matter? – Live Training

What is situational awareness and why does it matter? Program length: 1 to 4 hours Appropriate for: First responders Industrial workers Safety professionals Utility workers Medical providers Transportation workers Military personnel Program Description Most workers know, intuitively, that strong situational awareness is an important aspect of safety. However, many do not understand what situational awareness is, …

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Dispatchers Role in Situational Awareness

One of the situational awareness best practices discussed during the Fifty Ways to Kill a First Responder program is the role played by the dispatcher during an emergency incident. As I have discussed this many times with first responders throughout the United States I have come to the conclusion that in some jurisdictions the dispatcher …

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