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Episode 89 | Understaffing can impact situational awareness

  Understaffing can have a big impact on first responder safety. We all know that. But it can also have a huge impact on first responder situational awareness. This episode explores how understaffing can impact awareness.   Length: 21 minutes Click the YouTube icon to listen       _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking …

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Episode 71: Why does situational awareness matter?

  In this episode we explore the origins of Situational Awareness Matters and explain why situational awareness is so important for individuals and teams who work in high risk, high consequence environments. We also reveal the top ten situational awareness barriers for first responders. Length: 56 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen _____________________________________________________ If …

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Episode 18: Situational Awareness Lessons Learned in Two Minutes

This close call survival story is an interview with Aurora Fire Lieutenant Sean Dolan sharing amazing lessons from the house fire where he was caught in a flashover and sustained second and third-degree burns. Sean is very candid in sharing the details of what happened and how close he came to death. Length: 63 minutes …

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Staffing for the Mayday/Rapid Intervention

I recently received an inquiry from an SAMatters member asking my thoughts on front loading command personnel in the event of a Mayday. Specifically, the reader wanted to know if I thought it was a good idea. I could answer the question in one word: Yes. However, I like to help my readers build deep …

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