Best Situationalawareness podcasts we could find (Updated August 2019)
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The mission of the Situational Awareness Matters! Radio Show is to help you see the bad things coming... in time to avoid bad outcomes by improving your understanding of human factors, situational awareness and decision making under stress. Listen and learn from hundreds of incredible interviews with first responders who survived near-miss events.
 
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Charles Werner is the retired Charlottesville fire chief and 45-year public safety veteran. After retirement, Charles worked with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management from 2015 - 2017 as senior advisor/acting deputy state coordinator. Charles served in numerous leadership roles at the local, state, national levels on public safety co ...…
 
Alex Charoni is a Captain with the South King County Fire & Rescue service in Washington. For more than a decade Alex has been developing his passion for understanding the root causes for firefighter near-miss events. Alex and I met when I was delivering a program for the Washington State Fire Training Officers Association Conference and that l ...…
 
The Tactical Breakdown podcast is designed to support the men and women who keep our countries and communities safe by delivering real-world, actionable knowledge and experience from the best subject matter experts in the world. Adam is a former infantry officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, he has had the honor to work alongside some of the ...…
 
The Tactical Breakdown podcast is designed to support the men and women who keep our countries and communities safe by delivering real-world, actionable knowledge and experience from the best subject matter experts in the world. Adam is a former infantry officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, he has had the honor to work alongside some of the ...…
 
We all know we have habits. Some of them are good habits. And some of them are...well...not so good. The less often talked about cousin of a habit is a routine. Habits and routines can impact situational awareness in both good and bad ways. But where do habits and routines come from? Does a habit turn into a routine? Or does a routine turn into ...…
 
There's a lot being talked about these days about the concept of high reliability organizations (HROs). The concept is being embraced by many hospitals throughout the United States and, arguably, for good reason. The principles of highly reliable organizations have direct application to first responders. This episode focuses on helping you unde ...…
 
There's a lot being talked about these days about the concept of high reliability organizations (HROs). The concept is being embraced by many hospitals throughout the United States and, arguably, for good reason. The principles of highly reliable organizations have direct application to first responders. This episode focuses on helping you unde ...…
 
In the formation of situational awareness, you gather information – clues and cues. But there are two types of clues and cues: Positive and negative. We’ll explore their differences and explain why both are important to your understanding. Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 651-331-8518 (cell) Get connected w ...…
 
This episode shares three examples of complacency, all happening within a 10-minute span of time. While the outcome was not tragic, the potential for tragedy was tremendous. And I got to witness all of it. Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 651-331-8518 (cell) Get connected with SAMatters Facebook: Follow SAM ...…
 
This episode discusses why radio communications is a critical component to situational awareness and some of the challenges that are created when there is a lack of radio discipline. 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 episode discusses why it is so important for workers, supervisors and safety managers to understand what situational awareness is, how it is developed, how it can be impacted and how to recover once it has eroded. Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 651-331-8518 (cell) Get connected with SAMatters Faceboo ...…
 
The ideas in your mind about problems and situations before you actually face the problem or situation is your pre-conception, or your pre-conceived notions about the problem or situation. There are two fundamental problems with pre-conception. First, it’s completely imaginary. And second, it’s likely to be partially or completely incorrect. Co ...…
 
Keeping track of how time passes is an important component to situational awareness. If you lose track of time, you are at risk of not comprehending how fast conditions are changing around you. When this occurs, your decision making may be adversely impacted. Show Notes Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 651- ...…
 
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 SA_Matters Youtube: Subscribe to SAMattersTV Itunes: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Stitcher Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters R ...…
 
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 SA_Matters Youtube: Subscribe to SAMattersTV Itunes: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Stitcher Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters R ...…
 
Matthew Marlow is the Chief of the Medway-Grapeville Fire District in New Baltimore, NY. He has been a member of the District for ten years, and has served as the company’s training officer for the past 6 years. He is the father of two children, Abigail, 8, and Joshua, 5. When not volunteering his time with the Medway-Grapeville Fire District, ...…
 
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 SA_Matters Youtube: Subscribe to SAMattersTV Itunes: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Stitcher Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters R ...…
 
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 SA_Matters Youtube: Subscribe to SAMattersTV Itunes: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Stitcher Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters R ...…
 
Paul Speight’s role after 29 years in Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service changed from operational and road safety to virtual reality. He made the first 360 VR road safety film now being used globally in the aim at reducing the number of killed and seriously injured on our roads five further films have followed all covering different road sa ...…
 
Listen in as I interview Evansville, Indiana Fire Chief Mike Connelly as he shares how he hosted not one… but FOUR… situational awareness programs over a two-year period that cost his department nothing. Not a penny. Nada, zip, zilch. In this candid interview, Chief Connelly reveals it all. Show Notes Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasawa ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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. ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
The house that was on fire was a vacant, dilapidated structure with a fire on the second floor. John was part of a crew that was looking for fire extension on the second floor of this large farm-style house. While on the second floor, John separated from his partner – by his estimates – approximately 20 feet or so, and entered a room where the ...…
 
On this episode, I interview Firefighter Richard Marcus of the New Hartford Volunteer Fire Department in Connecticut. On May 5, 2006, Firefighter Marcus was in the officer’s seat of New Hartford Engine 1 responding to a report of a fire on the roadside. While in route, they were cancelled and a discussion in the cab caused the driver to become ...…
 
Most workers know, intuitively, that having strong situational awareness is important, but very few actually understand the process involved with how to develop and maintain situational awareness while working in high-risk, high-consequence environments. This episode discusses deadly situational awareness barriers and offers tips, tricks and ha ...…
 
Most workers know, intuitively, that having strong situational awareness is important, but very few actually understand the process involved with how to develop and maintain situational awareness while working in high-risk, high-consequence environments. This episode explains the full process and includes tips and hacks for improving situationa ...…
 
On June 30, 2015, the Franklin Fire Department was dispatched to a multi-family structure fire. The first-arriving officer reported heavy smoke showing and there was a possibility of people trapped. The crew started an interior operation, climbing a long set of stairs to the second floor. Conditions changed quickly and during the ensuing chaos ...…
 
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