Firefighter Training Episode 050 is about why situational awareness is a must have skill and awareness.
Listen in to learn about situational awareness and how to develop it and what are the limitations we have with it:
In this episode David Soler and Chief Gasaway share what situational awareness is and why it is so important to a firefighter’s skill set. This skill alone can save your life and make you a much better firefighter.
- Understanding What Situational Is and Is Not.
- The risks involved Of Not Being Situational Aware.
- The current ways firefighters Situational Awareness is being hindered.
- Strategies being Situationally Aware..
- Useful tools for building our situational awareness and knowing it’s limiting factors.
Intro by Ryan Pennington from Views From The Jumpseat
About Rich Gasaway
Dr. Richard B. Gasaway entered the fire service in 1979 and has served as firefighter, paramedic, lieutenant, captain, assistant chief and fire chief in 6 fire and EMS agencies in West Virginia, Ohio and Minnesota. After completing his 30-year fire service career, Chief Gasaway founded Situational Awareness Matters! a consulting and teaching organization dedicated to improving how individuals, teams and organizations make decisions in stressful environments.
As a professional speaker and author, Dr. Gasaway has contributed to more than 350 books, book chapters and journal articles on topics related to leadership, safety, situational awareness and decision making. His best selling books, Situational Awareness Volumes 1 & 2, Fireground Command Decision Making and Situational Awareness for Emergency Response (Fire Engineering Books & Videos) serve as essential guides for both developing and experienced company officers and Situational Awareness Matters!incident commanders.
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About The Game “Are You Smarter Than A Probie?”
David Soler and Firefighter Toolbox are also the creators of the “Are You Smarter Than A Probie?” game show. Listen in weekly as brave firefighters compete to answer 5 FFI/FFII questions on the hot seat and prove they are smarter than a probie. New episodes every Tuesday. (Most listen to it on the commute to work, working out, doing chores or as a company training.) To learn more about the show– Click Here —–
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