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Situational Awareness: The Seven Deadly Sins of the “Situationally Unaware”

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Classroom Sessions

This is a situational awareness class like none you've ever taken. Derived from the instructor’s 33 years of going to fires, this presentation examines some of the common reasons well-intentioned firefighters make mistakes on the fireground. The insights are not complex scientific theories or long problem-solving algorithms and allow the students to use their own experiences to solidify the knowledge. Learning some of the key reasons our ability to read the situation gets cloudy is the best place to start. This training will open your eyes to some things you are doing wrong and didn't even realize were happening. Students will be challenged to honestly evaluate how they approach their mission and will be asked hard questions about their priorities as firefighters. Most importantly, the information gained in this class can be immediately applied at fires and easily shared with others on the crew. Getting better at evaluating the situation accurately is a skill that can be improved. We'll enhance that skill and have a great time doing so.

Speakers
Mike Gagliano, Captain (Ret.) - Seattle (WA) Fire Department

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