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  • Five Fatalities and Lessons Learned from Chesterfield County– Flashback episode – Part 3 (SAM 320)

    Five Fatalities and Lessons Learned from Chesterfield County– Flashback episode – Part 3 (SAM 320)

    12/05/2020 Duração: 40min

    In the early morning hours of January 17, 2016, Chesterfield County Fire & EMS responded to a residential fire on Wicklow Lane that would result in fire civilian fire fatalities, including 2 children. This three-part interview chronicles the event, the situational awareness challenges and the lessons learned from the first-in captain and the first arriving battalion chief.   Contact Us www.SAMatters.com   www.RichGasaway.com   612-548-4424 (office)   Let’s Get connected   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 Radio Google Play: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio iHeart Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio   Premier Sponsor Midwest Fire MidwestFire.com Associate Sponsor Chief Miller Instagram: @Chief_Miller   Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System http://www.firefighternearmiss.com/   The SAMatters Show is the longest running,

  • Five Fatalities and Lessons Learned from Chesterfield County– Flashback episode – Part 2 (SAM 319)

    Five Fatalities and Lessons Learned from Chesterfield County– Flashback episode – Part 2 (SAM 319)

    05/05/2020 Duração: 49min

    In the early morning hours of January 17, 2016, Chesterfield County Fire & EMS responded to a residential fire on Wicklow Lane that would result in fire civilian fire fatalities, including 2 children. This three-part interview chronicles the event, the situational awareness challenges and the lessons learned from the first-in captain and the first arriving battalion chief.   Contact Us www.SAMatters.com   www.RichGasaway.com   612-548-4424 (office)   Let’s Get connected   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 Radio Google Play: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio iHeart Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio   Premier Sponsor Midwest Fire MidwestFire.com Associate Sponsor Chief Miller Instagram: @Chief_Miller   Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System http://www.firefighternearmiss.com/   The SAMatters Show is the longest running,

  • Five Fatalities and Lessons Learned from Chesterfield County– Flashback episode – Part 1 (SAM 318)

    Five Fatalities and Lessons Learned from Chesterfield County– Flashback episode – Part 1 (SAM 318)

    28/04/2020 Duração: 36min

    In the early morning hours of January 17, 2016, Chesterfield County Fire & EMS responded to a residential fire on Wicklow Lane that would result in fire civilian fire fatalities, including 2 children. This three-part interview chronicles the event, the situational awareness challenges and the lessons learned from the first-in captain and the first arriving battalion chief.   Contact Us www.SAMatters.com   www.RichGasaway.com   612-548-4424 (office)   Let’s Get connected   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 Radio Google Play: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio iHeart Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio   Premier Sponsor Midwest Fire MidwestFire.com Associate Sponsor Chief Miller Instagram: @Chief_Miller   Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System http://www.firefighternearmiss.com/   The SAMatters Show is the longest running,

  • Situational Awareness Q  A Session – Part 2 (SAM 317)

    Situational Awareness Q & A Session – Part 2 (SAM 317)

    21/04/2020 Duração: 59min

    Episode 315 focused on the process for developing and maintaining situational awareness. The program was very engaging and there were over 40 questions asked.  This episode is part 2 of a 2-part episode addresses the questions. During this Pandemic, I have heard the term situational awareness spoken more times than I can ever remember.  Media pundits, medical experts, emergency managers – they’re all telling us it’s important to maintain situational awareness.  In one respect, this warms my heart because situational awareness has been my passion topic for more than 15 years.  But in other respects, it causes me to worry because most people have very little understanding about what situational awareness is or how to develop and maintain it.  This program takes the mystery out of the concept and explains it all.

  • Situational Awareness - Q  A - Part 1

    Situational Awareness - Q & A - Part 1

    14/04/2020 Duração: 44min

    Episode 315 focused on the process for developing and maintaining situational awareness. The program was very engaging and there were over 40 questions asked.  This episode is part 1 of a 2-part episode addresses the questions.   During this Pandemic, I have heard the term situational awareness spoken more times than I can ever remember.  Media pundits, medical experts, emergency managers – they’re all telling us it’s important to maintain situational awareness.  In one respect, this warms my heart because situational awareness has been my passion topic for more than 15 years.    But in other respects, it causes me to worry because most people have very little understanding about what situational awareness is or how to develop and maintain it.  This program takes the mystery out of the concept and explains it all.

  • Situational Awareness 101 (SAM 315)

    Situational Awareness 101 (SAM 315)

    07/04/2020 Duração: 01h39min

    During this Pandemic, I have heard the term situational awareness spoken more times than I can ever remember.  Media pundits, medical experts, emergency managers – they’re all telling us it’s important to maintain situational awareness.  In one respect, this warms my heart because situational awareness has been my passion topic for more than 15 years.  But in other respects, it causes me to worry because most people have very little understanding about what situational awareness is or how to develop and maintain it.  This program takes the mystery out of the concept and explains it all.

  • Three Kinds of Stress You Might Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic (SAM314)

    Three Kinds of Stress You Might Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic (SAM314)

    31/03/2020 Duração: 25min

    During this Pandemic, you might experience three types of stress: Acute stress, episodic acute stress and chronic stress. This episode explores how stress can impact your situational awareness and, equally concerning, how stress can have devastating long-term impacts on your health and wellness. Contact Us www.SAMatters.com   www.RichGasaway.com   612-548-4424 (office)   Let’s Get connected   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 Radio Google Play: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio iHeart Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio   Premier Sponsor Midwest Fire MidwestFire.com Associate Sponsor Chief Miller Instagram: @Chief_Miller   Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System http://www.firefighternearmiss.com/   The SAMatters Show is the longest running, fastest growing, safety focused weekly program on the Internet. If you know a company

  • Situational Awareness Thoughts and Observations About COVID-19 (SAM313)

    Situational Awareness Thoughts and Observations About COVID-19 (SAM313)

    24/03/2020 Duração: 01h04min

    The world made a major shift in March, 2020. Very quickly and unexpectedly, I lost 44 scheduled programs and now have no work scheduled until September. But I am not alone. This new world order, if we can even call it order, is impacting everyone. This episode will address some of my concerns about the situational awareness impact when there is so much worry, anxiety, frustration, confusion and information overload.

  • A line of duty death perspective – The Jeff Dickey Story

    A line of duty death perspective – The Jeff Dickey Story

    17/03/2020 Duração: 58min

    While attending the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute’s National Fire Service Staff & Command School I had an opportunity to interview Washington, D.C. Fire Lieutenant, Jeff Dickey.  Jeff was on the second alarm assignment to a structure fire incident where a firefighter fell through the floor and died. Jeff’s crew was able to locate and remove the fallen firefighter.

  • Mental Health Mayday - The Verne and Chancy Friesen Story - Part 2

    Mental Health Mayday - The Verne and Chancy Friesen Story - Part 2

    10/03/2020 Duração: 55min

    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 Radio Google Play: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio iHeart Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio   Premier Sponsor Midwest Fire MidwestFire.com Associate Sponsor Chief Miller Instagram: @Chief_Miller   Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System http://www.firefighternearmiss.com/   Guest Contact:   Laverne and Chancy Friesen [email protected]   SPONSOR THIS SHOW The SAMatters Show is the longest running, fastest growing, safety focused weekly program on the Internet. If you know a company that might be interested in advertising their product or service to our listeners and viewers, ask them to contact us by clicking the “Contact us” tab at the top of the SAMatters.c

  • Mental Health Mayday - The Verne and Chancy Friesen Story - Part 1 (SAM 310)

    Mental Health Mayday - The Verne and Chancy Friesen Story - Part 1 (SAM 310)

    03/03/2020 Duração: 51min

    Laverne Friesen was a guest on Episodes 301 and 302, talking about his mental health near-miss. Upon the completion of the recording, he mentioned to me that his wife has a powerful story to share about how this journey has impacted her and their relationship. This is their joint mental health mayday story.  You may want to also go back and listen to his previous interview which contains many additional details not included in this interview.   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 SA_Matters Youtube: Subscribe to SAMattersTV Itunes: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Stitcher Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Google Play: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio iHeart Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio   Premier Sponsor Midwest Fire MidwestFire.com Associate Sponsor Chief Miller Instagram: @Chief_Miller   Firefighte

  • Responders Overcome by Carbon Monoxide - The Mukilteo Fire Story – Part 2 (SAM 309)

    Responders Overcome by Carbon Monoxide - The Mukilteo Fire Story – Part 2 (SAM 309)

    25/02/2020 Duração: 49min

    This interview with Battalion Chief Troy Elmore, Firefighter/Acting Captain Brian Oullette, and Firefighter/EMT Jason Shuck shares their powerful story and lessons learned from becoming victims of carbon monoxide poisoning while operating on the scene of an EMS call on September 11, 2019. 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 Radio Google Play: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio iHeart Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio   Premier Sponsor Midwest Fire MidwestFire.com Associate Sponsor Chief Miller Instagram: @Chief_Miller   Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System http://www.firefighternearmiss.com/   Guest Contact:   Troy Elmore [email protected]   SPONSOR THIS SHOW The SAMatters Show is the longe

  • Responders Overcome by Carbon Monoxide - The Mukilteo Fire Story – Part 1 (SAM 308)

    Responders Overcome by Carbon Monoxide - The Mukilteo Fire Story – Part 1 (SAM 308)

    18/02/2020 Duração: 42min

    This interview with Battalion Chief Troy Elmore, Firefighter/Acting Captain Brian Oullette, and Firefighter/EMT Jason Shuck, shares their powerful story and lessons learned from becoming victims of carbon monoxide poisoning while operating on the scene of an EMS call on September 11, 2019. 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 Radio Google Play: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio iHeart Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio   Premier Sponsor Midwest Fire MidwestFire.com Associate Sponsor Chief Miller Instagram: @Chief_Miller   Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System http://www.firefighternearmiss.com/   Guest Contact:   Troy Elmore [email protected]   SPONSOR THIS SHOW The SAMatters Show is the longest running

  • Surviving the Fire Service – The Todd LeDuc Interview (SAM 307)

    Surviving the Fire Service – The Todd LeDuc Interview (SAM 307)

    11/02/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    The fire service continues to be plagued by occupational health risks that have been directly related to the rigors of firefighting. The author has written about and published on these extensively terming it the three-legged stool. The three legs of the stool are fire service cardiovascular deaths and disability, occupational cancer threats and behavioral health disorders including suicide. Sadly, all three of these occupational risks can be minimized but are often not through annual early detection exams. The notion of situational awareness is key to fire ground survival and that same concept of situational awareness of our health risk status is paramount to assuring survival. We know early detection is a key factor in better survival outcomes. Yet, many firefighters are still not receiving annual wellness exams or ones that are specific to the unique health risks they face as firefighters. ________ Chief LeDuc began his emergency medical services training in Lowell, MA. in 1986 and completed his paramedic

  • The Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System – Part 2 (SAM 306)

    The Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System – Part 2 (SAM 306)

    04/02/2020 Duração: 45min

      The IAFC’s Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System has been undergoing substantial changes in 2019 to improve functionality and provide better services to its users and stakeholders and 2020 looks to be no different. With a new technology partner, Envisage Technologies that oversees the Acadis Portal and FirstForward Training and Exposure Tracking, new deliverables are in the works to allow a better learning experience from near miss reports.    The Near Miss Program also is looking to further promote Human Performance Improvement to help fire departments at the operational level.    John Russ is an eighteen-year veteran of the fire service, currently working for the Brentwood (TN) Fire & Rescue Department as a Lieutenant/ Paramedic.  He has been the Program Manager for the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System since January 2016.    John has worked in various facets of the Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System since its inception in 2005.  John also has worke

  • The Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System – Part 1 (SAM 305)

    The Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System – Part 1 (SAM 305)

    28/01/2020 Duração: 47min

    The IAFC’s Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System has been undergoing substantial changes in 2019 to improve functionality and provide better services to its users and stakeholders and 2020 looks to be no different. With a new technology partner, Envisage Technologies that oversees the Acadis Portal and FirstForward Training and Exposure Tracking, new deliverables are in the works to allow a better learning experience from near miss reports.    The Near Miss Program also is looking to further promote Human Performance Improvement to help fire departments at the operational level.    John Russ is an eighteen-year veteran of the fire service, currently working for the Brentwood (TN) Fire & Rescue Department as a Lieutenant/ Paramedic.  He has been the Program Manager for the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System since January 2016.    John has worked in various facets of the Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System since its inception in 2005.  John also has worked

  • Commercial Building Mayday. The Atascocita Fire Story – Part 2 (SAM 304)

    Commercial Building Mayday. The Atascocita Fire Story – Part 2 (SAM 304)

    21/01/2020 Duração: 01h02min

      On July 3, 2019, the Atascocita Fire Department responded to a commercial building fire at Coach’s Sports Bar.  First arriving units reported heavy smoke showing.  This interview is with incident command staff: Fire Chief Mike Mulligan, Battalion Chief David Roark, and Battalion Chief Brian Mulligan.  The interview is supported by dashcam video. The episode is dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant Jared Snell, the officer on the first-in company. Tragically, Lt. Snell died in a motor vehicle accident three weeks following this fire. 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 SA_Matters Youtube: Subscribe to SAMattersTV Itunes: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Stitcher Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Google Play: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio iHeart Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio   Premier Sponsor Midwe

  • Commercial Building Mayday. The Atascocita Fire Story – Part 1 (SAM 303)

    Commercial Building Mayday. The Atascocita Fire Story – Part 1 (SAM 303)

    14/01/2020 Duração: 01h07min

      On July 3, 2019, the Atascocita Fire Department responded to a commercial building fire at Coach’s Sports Bar.  First arriving units reported heavy smoke showing.  This interview is with incident command staff: Fire Chief Mike Mulligan, Battalion Chief David Roark, and Battalion Chief Brian Mulligan.  The interview is supported by dash cam video. The episode is dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant Jared Snell, the officer on the first-in company. Tragically, Lt. Snell died in a motor vehicle accident three weeks following this fire. 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 SA_Matters Youtube: Subscribe to SAMattersTV Itunes: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Stitcher Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Google Play: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio iHeart Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio   Premier Sponsor Midw

  • A Mental Health Mayday. The Laverne Friesen Story – Part 2 (SAM 302)

    A Mental Health Mayday. The Laverne Friesen Story – Part 2 (SAM 302)

    07/01/2020 Duração: 55min

      Laverne Friesen spent his career in a variety of first responder positions in Alberta, Canada. His experiences include healthcare, volunteer firefighter and a sworn law enforcement officer. This has exposed him to the best and worst of what people do to themselves and to others. After his battle with mental illness, Laverne committed himself to starting conversations to destigmatize mental illness in first responders, which has led to the realization that the issues plaguing the emergency services applies to the public at large.   Laverne is trying to raise awareness around mental health in the workplace to encourage others to be observant of possible issues and to speak up.   His “human first” approach to his profession and personal life has made him a resource to those who are struggling with their mental health and known as someone who is always available to someone in need.   Laverne is happily married with two young children who keep him busy and enhance his situational awareness skills every day. S

  • A Mental Health Mayday. The Laverne Friesen Story - Part 1 (SAM 301)

    A Mental Health Mayday. The Laverne Friesen Story - Part 1 (SAM 301)

    31/12/2019 Duração: 53min

      Laverne Friesen spent his career in a variety of first responder positions in Alberta, Canada. His experiences include healthcare, volunteer firefighter and a sworn law enforcement officer. This has exposed him to the best and worst of what people do to themselves and to others. After his battle with mental illness, Laverne committed himself to starting conversations to destigmatize mental illness in first responders, which has led to the realization that the issues plaguing the emergency services applies to the public at large.   Laverne is trying to raise awareness around mental health in the workplace to encourage others to be observant of possible issues and to speak up. His “human first” approach to his profession and personal life has made him a resource to those who are struggling with their mental health and known as someone who is always available to someone in need. Laverne is happily married with two young children who keep him busy and enhance his situational awareness skills every day. www.SAM

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