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2018 Year in Review

As 2018 comes to a close, I pause to reflect on how thankful I am for the opportunity to share the situational awareness message with first responders, business leaders, industrial workers, medical providers, military personnel, oil refinery operators, school bus drivers and more.

I am thankful for the hosts who put forth the effort to organize and fund great training for their members and others in their region.

I am thankful for the participants who give me the gift of their time and their open mind to learn.

I am thankful for our amazing podcast sponsor, Midwest Fire (

And I am most thankful for my family who endures my many days on the road to share this message that is my passion – my mission!

The agencies and organizations we provided training and consulting services in 2018 include:

Anderson County Fire Department
Association of Canadian Ergonomists
BX Swan Lake Fire Department
Clearwater Regional District
Columbia Shuswap Regional District
Eagle Materials Corporation
Evans Fire Department
Evansville Fire Department
Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC)
Fire-Rescue International Conference
Fire-Rescue Med Conference
Georgia Pacific Corporation
Greensburg Fire Department
Henrico County Fire Department
Idaho Fire Chiefs Association Conference
International Association of Fire Chiefs, Company Officer Leadership Series
International Association of Fire Chiefs – Volunteer & Combination Officers Section – Symposium in the Sun
International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services (iWomen) Conference
Loudoun County Fire Department
Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association
Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute’s National Fire Service Staff & Command Program
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Minnesota Fire Chiefs Association
Missouri City Fire Department
Montana Bureau of Land Management
New Brunswick Fire Chiefs Association
North Dakota School Bus Transportation Association
Northwest Fire District
Odessa Fire Department
Ohio Fire Chiefs Association
Paramedic Services of Illinois
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Penticton Fire Department
Portage Fire Department
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Rogue Interagency Training Association
Saint Louis Area Fire Department
Shoreline Fire Department
Spruce Grove Fire Department
Summit Fire Authority
Swissvale Fire Department
Syncrude Canada
Temperature Specialists, Inc.
Texas Fire Chiefs Association
University Heights Fire Department
West Virginia Emergency Services Conference
West Virginia Public Safety Expo

The numbers

98 – Programs delivered
4,792 – Students trained
56 – Articles written
52 – Podcast episodes recorded
4 – Webinars hosted
305,342 – Situational Awareness Matters Show podcast downloads
187,115 – Miles flown
122 – Flight segments
9,383 – Miles driven
158 – Nights in hotels
1,119 – SAMatters Online Academy Students Enrolled
9 – Live VIRTUAL classroom events hosted
3 – Conferences attended for self-development (did not teach)
3 – Product development consultations
1 – New strategic alliance (The Safety Institute)
1 –New keynote program developed (Title: How We Decide)
1 – New service added (On-site safety assessments)
1 – Master instructor trained
1 – New book written
2 – Emerging Leader Scholarships sponsored
1 – New sponsor added to the SAMatters Show (Chief Miller)
Started video podcasting on the SAMattersTV Channel
Thank you to our great sponsor and the builder of amazing fire trucks – Midwest Fire (MidwestFire.Com)


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