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SAMatters radio is dedicated to improving first responder safety by helping you see the bad things coming... in time to change the outcome.
 
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Tom Ehlers was working on the scene of fire at a pallet storage facility when a 14k volt line fell and struck him on his helmet and shoulder. The electricity entered through Tom’s left arm and exited his right foot. This story is full of situational awareness lessons for first responders and anyone who works with or near electrical lines. Conta ...…
 
Hey Fire Family! Training doesn't have to be expensive in fact there are some great options that can be utilized for FREE! If you are looking for some ideas on how to keep your training budget costs low but the training quality high then listen in as we talk about some of the FREE options that we use to give our Training an extra twist of Reali ...…
 
Tom Ehlers was working on the scene of fire at a pallet storage facility when a 14k volt line fell and struck him on his helmet and shoulder. The electricity entered through Tom’s left arm and exited his right foot. This story is full of situational awareness lessons for first responders and anyone who works with or near electrical lines. Conta ...…
 
Ever wondered how to get your own burn building? Then this episode is for you! Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us to discuss, a question that you would like to ask or if you would like to ...…
 
Take a peek into a segment of a live classroom presentation. The segment was also broadcasted on Facebook Live. Show Notes Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 651-331-8518 (cell) Get connected with SAMatters Facebook: Follow SAMatters LinkedIn: Follow Rich Gasaway Twitter: Follow Rich Gasaway Instagram: Follow ...…
 
We are joined by Timeless Todd for a talk on how firefighters are being asked to getting more involved in special situations such as active shooter, terrorism and Hazmat. We discuss wash down procedures, tourniquet applications and so much more. Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at ...…
 
Fire-Medic Roy Lapid was working on Thornton Fire Truck 75 for a single-family residential dwelling fire. Roy entered the first-floor of the structure and started to complete a primary search. However, he quickly found himself falling through the fire-weakened floor into the basement below. This series chronicles Roy’s story, supplemented by ob ...…
 
Spring is here and with it comes some changes! In this episode we discuss our first grass fire of the year, flood prep, FireSmart principals and some tips on how we prep ourselves and our trucks for the season. Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to ...…
 
Fire-Medic Roy Lapid was working on Thornton Fire Truck 75 for a single-family residential dwelling fire. Roy entered the first-floor of the structure and started to complete a primary search. However, he quickly found himself falling through the fire-weakened floor into the basement below. This series chronicles Roy’s story, supplemented by ob ...…
 
We go over our week in calls and our training session including the changing roles of captains. Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us to discuss, a question that you would like to ask or if ...…
 
Fire-Medic Roy Lapid was working on Thornton Fire Truck 75 for a single-family residential dwelling fire. Roy entered the first-floor of the structure and started to complete a primary search. However, he quickly found himself falling through the fire-weakened floor into the basement below. This series chronicles Roy’s story, supplemented by ob ...…
 
This week we discuss our pre-call routines and how we Standby to get some! Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us to discuss, a question that you would like to ask or if you would like to be ...…
 
Daniel Konzelman is an Eagle Scout so he was raised to “Be Prepared.” But what he was about to face on the morning of December 18, 2017 some could argue no one could be prepared for. Daniel was on his way to work when an Amtrak commuter train derailed, literally, right in front of him. In this interview, Daniel shares the first-hand perspective ...…
 
On this weeks Episode Chief Bob joins us to talk about what he likes to see happening on scene, the roles of our captains and the changes that we have made to our command structure that has been working out great for us! Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodca ...…
 
Joe Pronesti has developed a training program to help firefighters understand the special challenges we face when fighting fires in the old structures of the downtown that many communities have. Joe shares tips on tactics and special considerations about what you may face when your downtown is on fire. Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaw ...…
 
This week we answer a listeners question and give the rookies some tips on how to become an asset quicker and become part of the team faster! Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us to discuss ...…
 
Joe Pronesti has developed a training program to help firefighters understand the special challenges we face when fighting fires in the old structures of the downtown that many communities have. Joe shares tips on tactics and special considerations about what you may face when your downtown is on fire. Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaw ...…
 
In Part 3 of this series, we discuss the remaining vehicles arriving on scene and taking a minute to think outside the box for those random situations. Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us ...…
 
Dr. Burton A. Clark, EFO has been in the fire service for 49 years from the local to international levels; working in urban, suburban, and rural environments for paid and volunteer organizations in operations, prevention, and education domains. He is the author of: "I Can't Save You But I'll Die Trying. The American Fire Culture." Contact Us ww ...…
 
In Part 2 of this series, we discuss the second unit arriving at a working structure fire and the actions that may need to be considered both before and after arrival. Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that yo ...…
 
This episode is packed with lessons learned from an interview with German Township IC Deavron Farmer, with contributions from long-time German Fire Chief (ret.) John M. Buckman III. Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 651-331-8518 (cell) Get connected with SAMatters Facebook: Follow SAMatters LinkedIn: Follow ...…
 
This Week we celebrate St Valentine's day as Carl has the honor of sitting down with the Firefighter Wive's to discuss how the job affects them and the families back at home. Listen in as they share how their side of the fence including how they support their guys through the ups and downs and how being part of the Fire Family and something big ...…
 
This episode is packed with lessons learned from an interview with German Township IC Deavron Farmer, with contributions from long-time German Fire Chief (ret.) John M. Buckman III. Show Notes Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 651-331-8518 (cell) Get connected with SAMatters Facebook: Follow SAMatters Linked ...…
 
In Part 1 of this series we discuss arriving to a working structure fire and the actions you need to take and the things you need to consider as the First Truck on scene. Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that ...…
 
This episode is packed with lessons learned from an interview with German Township IC Deavron Farmer, with contributions from long-time German Fire Chief (ret.) John M. Buckman III. Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 651-331-8518 (cell) Get connected with SAMatters Facebook: Follow SAMatters LinkedIn: Follow ...…
 
We are always trying to help, but are we always helping? This week we have Timeless Todd join us for a conversation on ambulance assists and patient care.Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like u ...…
 
The Situational Awareness Matters Show was launched in 2014 with the primary goal of providing a platform for near-miss survivors to tell their stories and their lessons learned. This episode summarizes the 10 most downloaded interviews. Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 651-331-8518 (cell) Get connected wit ...…
 
If you do this Job for long enough you will get "The Call" which sticks with you forever. In this episode we speak about a few of ours. WARNING this episode discusses some of the darker side of the Job. Stay Safe DTFF'ers and don't be afraid to speak up! Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook ...…
 
Mental rehearsals allow a worker to pre-load experiences into their memory. This can improve safety and decision making by creating mental scripts the worker can access during periods of high vulnerability. Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 651-331-8518 (cell) Get connected with SAMatters Facebook: Follow SA ...…
 
This week we take a look at the issue of lack of Volunteers and talk about what we do to recruit and retain new members. Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us to discuss, a question that you ...…
 
Join us for a short visit to a situational awareness live training event at Syncrude Canada in Fort McMurray, Alberta as Dr. Gasaway shared with oil refinery operators how pre-arrival lens, task fixation, mission myopia and fear can impact situational awareness. Show Notes Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 6 ...…
 
On our First Episode of the New Year we discuss the safety issues around responding to the hall in your personal vehicle and the pros and cons behind the "Volunteer Lights" some departments use.Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If ...…
 
Join us for a short visit to a situational awareness live training event at Syncrude Canada in Fort McMurray, Alberta as Dr. Gasaway shared with oil refinery operators how to develop the understanding component of the situational awareness process. Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 651-331-8518 (cell) Get co ...…
 
Its New Years Eve and we are talking everything backdraft! Join us for a laugh on our final episode of the year! Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us to discuss, a question that you would l ...…
 
ITS CHRISTMAS EVE and we would like to wish all you DTFF'ers and extended Fire Family a Very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year! Join us for a quick chat and a thank you to all of our listeners for your continued support! Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.f ...…
 
Merry Christmas everyone! I know everyone’s feeling particularly festive this time of year and ole Santa is feeling the situational awareness love. Surely, you’ve heard of the “Twelve Days of Christmas.” – You know – Partridge in a Pear Tree and all that other stuff that no one really needs or wants, perhaps with the exception of five golden ri ...…
 
There are two ways you can develop the knowledge needed to improve high-risk decision making. First, you can experience events first-hand. This method can be slow and dangerous. Or, you can experience events second-hand. This can be a much quicker and much safer way to develop knowledge. In this episode, we will discuss how to glean the most ex ...…
 
In this weeks episode we share our Fire Family's Holiday traditions and all the fun things we get up to at this most wonderful time of the year!Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us to discu ...…
 
On November 14, 2014, Indianapolis Captain (then Lieutenant) Eric Dreiman was assigned on Ladder 19. His station was dispatched at 1159 hours to a reported residential dwelling fire on Holly Avenue, about a half mile from the station. On arrival, the crew had heavy fire showing on the rear of the house and one occupant who had escaped reporting ...…
 
This week we take a look at 3 insane fireground vehicles and discuss the hows and whys behind the layouts and custom addons of our engines.Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject that you would like us to discuss, a ...…
 
On November 14, 2014, Indianapolis Captain (then Lieutenant) Eric Dreiman was assigned on Ladder 19. His station was dispatched at 1159 hours to a reported residential dwelling fire on Holly Avenue, about a half mile from the station. On arrival, the crew had heavy fire showing on the rear of the house and one occupant who had escaped reporting ...…
 
On this weeks episode we announce our GIVEAWAY WINNERS then break out some tactics as we take a look at the the recent Texas apartment fire news story.Topics Discussed: - Giveaway Winners- Firefighter dies in Traffic accident- Texas Apartment Fire- Apartment Fire Tactics- Standpipe usage- Dropping the Deuce- Shooting the Y- Cleveland Rolls- Hin ...…
 
A crew of three firefighters, including Cypress Creek Fire Lieutenant Jason Corthell, ascended an exterior stairwell on a fast-moving apartment fire. The fire was inside the apartment and in the attic. The stairs, constructed of steel and concrete, were not involved in fire. The nozzleman was on the third floor landing preparing to attack the f ...…
 
Nozzles and Hose Lines and Doors OH MY! We discuss the tactics and approach of a three person attack team along with some tricks that we use to keep everyone in the loop both in and outside of the structure. Topics Discussed: - Nozzle Patterns- Hose Movement - Door Control- FireSmart Canada- Bumping Up- Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC)Hey Fire Fami ...…
 
Recently I was having a conversation with a fire commander who shared an experience he had. He stopped by one of the stations for a visit and came upon a group of firefighters huddled around a computer screen watching fire videos and calling the responders in the video “stupid.” This episode discusses how he turned this into a teachable moment. ...…
 
This week we talk Auto Extrication discussing Tesla Cars, Patient Care and one of Spencer's favorite Grab Bag Tactics involving an upside down vehicle and a ratchet strap! Hey Fire Family, please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have a subject tha ...…
 
On Saturday, September 13, 2014, the Brooklyn Park Fire Department was dispatched to a medical call that had the potential to be catastrophic for the members of their department, their EMS transport provider and their police department. The call was for a person having a stroke. As the crew arrived and made entry through the front door of the h ...…
 
We turn our two part Leadership Series into a Trilogy as we invite our Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief to join us to share their opinions on the subject. Oh and Spencer Wins a Wedge!Are you DTFF? Then please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/VFFPodcastDTFF/ to do the same! If you have ...…
 
The first arriving crews attempted to knock down the fire from the exterior but were not success. Subsequently, companies went to the basement, expecting to find fire in the basement. The conditions were warm with very little smoke. The basement design was complex. The BC had the lines charged and started the search for victims and the fire. Th ...…
 
Hydraulic Ventilation, PPV, VEIS and an assortment of other Tactics lay in wait in this week’s episode! Plus a special sensory technique that we find works amazingly well during searches inside the pitch black belly of the beast!Are you DTFF? Then please don't forget to Share, Like, Subscribe and visit us on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.co ...…
 
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