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Release Date: 10/08/2019

The John Vanatta Story – Part 1 (SAM 349) show art The John Vanatta Story – Part 1 (SAM 349)

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This episode is Part 1 of a 2-part interview with Deputy Chief John Vanatta discussing a training exercise that went wrong and resulted in two firefighter injuries after falling 10 feet on to concrete.

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The Jason Corthell Story – The Next Chapter – Part 2 (SAM 348) show art The Jason Corthell Story – The Next Chapter – Part 2 (SAM 348)

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On March 27, 2015, Cypress Creek Districh Chief Jason Corthell was trapped and injured during a fire where a stairwell unexpectedly collapsed at an apartment building fire in Texas. This is Part 2 of his follow-up story and the road to physical and mental recovery.

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The Jason Corthell Story – The Next Chapter – Part 1 (SAM 347) show art The Jason Corthell Story – The Next Chapter – Part 1 (SAM 347)

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On March 27, 2015, Cypress Creek Districh Chief Jason Corthell was trapped and injured during a fire where a stairwell unexpectedly collapsed at an apartment building fire in Texas. This the follow-up story of his road to physical and mental recovery.

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The Myth of Multitasking (SAM 346) show art The Myth of Multitasking (SAM 346)

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This episode explores the challenges workers face while operating in dynamically changing conditions that require sharing attention to multiple, concurrent activities – a.k.a., multitasking.

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Cameron Gasaway Interview (SAM 345) show art Cameron Gasaway Interview (SAM 345)

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It’s been 5 years since my last interview with my son, Cameron Gasaway. At that time, he was serving as an apprentice firefighter in Madison, Wisconsin. In this episode, he will share his lessons learned and offer advice to firefighters just getting started in their career.

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The Rick Mehaffey Story – Flashback to Episode 142 (SAM 344) show art The Rick Mehaffey Story – Flashback to Episode 142 (SAM 344)

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In this episode, Captain Ricky Mehaffey from the Waynesville NC Fire Department chronicles his near-miss survival story where 3 firefighters almost died at a “routine” chimney fire.

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The Dave Martin Story – Flashback to Episode 45 (SAM 343) show art The Dave Martin Story – Flashback to Episode 45 (SAM 343)

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On August 11, 2007, Captain Martin and his partner were over run by a fast-moving wildland fire. On retreat, his partner became entangled on a barbed wire fence. Captain Martin used a utility knife to cut away his partner’s ensnarled clothing and they both narrowly escaped death.

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Confabulated Realities Impact Situational Awareness (SAM 342) show art Confabulated Realities Impact Situational Awareness (SAM 342)

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A confabulated reality is one that we believe to be real but, in actuality, it is made up in our brain. The problem with this is we rarely are able to distinguish between a confabulated reality and true reality until something bad happens. It will be at that point that we realize we were experiencing a flawed perception of reality.

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The Jeff Bowen LODD Story, told by Scott Burnette – Part 2 - (SAM 340) show art The Jeff Bowen LODD Story, told by Scott Burnette – Part 2 - (SAM 340)

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On July 28, 2011, the Asheville Fire Department was forever changed by the tragic LODD of Captain Jeff Bowen. During this interview, Fire Chief Scott Burnette talks about that fateful day and the significant changes that have occurred in the Asheville Fire Department – changes that every fire department can benefit from. This is part 1 of a 2-part interview were searching the home at 9:12 p.m., a mayday call went out because a firefighter was missing.

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The Jeff Bowen LODD Story, told by Scott Burnette – Part 1 - (SAM 340) show art The Jeff Bowen LODD Story, told by Scott Burnette – Part 1 - (SAM 340)

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On July 28, 2011, the Asheville Fire Department was forever changed by the tragic LODD of Captain Jeff Bowen. During this interview, Fire Chief Scott Burnette talks about that fateful day and the significant changes that have occurred in the Asheville Fire Department – changes that every fire department can benefit from. This is part 1 of a 2-part interview were searching the home at 9:12 p.m., a mayday call went out because a firefighter was missing.

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