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Situational Awareness Conference Call

A free Situational Awareness conference call was held  on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 (during International Fire/EMS Safety & Health Week).

Thank you to Tiger Schmittendorf (Erie County, New York), Ryan Pennington (Charleston, West Virginia) and Will Ball (Williamsport, Maryland) for being my guests panelists as we took caller questions and discussed topics that included:

  • Completing 360 Size ups
  • The role of fire department culture on safety
  • Fighting fires in hoarded environments
  • Conducting large area searches in low visibility conditions

“I found your conference call very interesting. Your team was candid in their responses regarding bravery vs. common sense. I never thought of fire-fighting as slaying the dragon before.”

Kathleen Hart, BS, EMT-P | Public Health Program Assistant Administrator
Department of Health | Office of Public Health Preparedness
Harrisburg, PA


If you participated in the call, send me feedback at:

If you have ideas for future topics for conference calls or topics you’d like to see me write on, send that to me also.


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