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Episode 64: Interview with Close Call Survivor Nick Miller

    On Christmas Day in 2010 the Valley Fire & Rescue Department responded to a residential dwelling fire that resulted in two close call survivor events. Length: 55 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 …

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Episode 59: Understanding Time Distortion

    This episode explores Tachypsychia, a neurological condition that results in the distortion of time. While there can be several causes, we’re going to focus on emergency scene stress as the trigger. Length: 40 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen     _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and …

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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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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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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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Understanding Stress – Part 5: Tunnel Vision

Welcome to Part 5 of my discussion on stress. In the last segment I talked about the positive and negative impacts of hyper vigilance and its impact on situational awareness. While stress-released hormones increase arousal of the senses, the brain struggles to process all the information coming in. If you try to process the meaning …

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