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Episode126 | Interview with Birmingham Assistant Fire Chief Floyd (Buddy) Wilks, Jr.

  In this episode, I interview Birmingham Assistant Fire Chief Floyd (Buddy) Wilks, Jr. who served as the incident commander during a mayday at a residential dwelling fire. Length: 68 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen     _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to …

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Situational Awareness Starts with the Size-Up

During my fireground situational awareness classes we talk about the process for making high-stress, high consequence decisions. The first step in this process is performing a rapid size up. When I ask participants how long they take to size up a single-family residential dwelling fire with no exposures, the answer I get ranges from 10 …

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Mobile Data Terminal

Mobile Data Computers and Situational Awareness

I am seeing an increase in the use of mobile data computers as a tool used by incident commanders. Commanders are using computers to capture and manage information, aid in decision making and in some cases as a tool in the development of situational awareness . On the surface, it would appear that situational awareness …

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SAMatters Show

Episode 390 Captain Eric Wappel shares a tale of complacency and how he faced it head-on with his department. CLICK HERE for the episode show notes. Length: 41 minutes Click the YouTube icon to watch the full video.    _____________________________________________________ Episode 389 This episode is an interview is with Dr. James Densley, discussing his book: …

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Episode 13 – Training for Failure

  In the feature segment, we’ll talk about training for failure, how it happens and I’ll offer some advice on how to overcome it. I’ll also include some discussion questions you can have among your members about training and whether there may be opportunities for improvement. And we’ll share a near-miss report where a crew …

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Tracking of personnel

Accountability: A critically important component to emergency scene safety when personnel operate in a hazardous environment. From the perspective of situational awareness, accountability plays several roles. The obvious role is personnel accountability facilitates the rapid deployment of rescue teams if something goes awry. Command knows the crew sizes and where they are operating at and …

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