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Preview of the AskRail App(SAM 290)

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Release Date: 10/15/2019

Commercial Building Mayday. The Atascocita Fire Story – Part 1 show art Commercial Building Mayday. The Atascocita Fire Story – Part 1

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Today’s episode is Part 1 of my 2-part interview with three command officers from the Atascocita Fire Department in Houston, Texas, sharing a story of a commercial building fire that resulted in a mayday.

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

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Today’s episode is Part 2 of my 2-part interview with Laverne Friesen, a first responder who is confronting the stigma of mental illness head-on as he shares his first-hand account of how work-related stress was leading him down a dark path toward suicide. He shares intimate details of what that experience was like, how it impacted his family, and how treatment by a mental health professional saved his life.

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

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Today’s episode is Part 1 of my 2-part interview with Laverne Friesen, a first responder who is confronting the stigma of mental illness head-on as he shares his first-hand account of how work-related stress was leading him down a dark path toward suicide. He shares intimate details of what that experience was like, how it impacted his family, and how treatment by a mental health professional saved his life.

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Heavy Content Fires – The Ryan Pennington Interview (SAM 300) show art Heavy Content Fires – The Ryan Pennington Interview (SAM 300)

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In this episode, I interview the foremost fire service expert on fighting “heavy content” fires (aka, hoarded environments). The interview is packed with great ideas for first responders, and some tips for family members who are dealing with a family member afflicted with a hoarding disorder.

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The Midwest Fire Story - Brett Jensen Interview (SAM 299) show art The Midwest Fire Story - Brett Jensen Interview (SAM 299)

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This episode is an interview with Midwest Fire Vice President and General Manager Brett Jensen, discussing the Midwest Fire way of doing business.

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Surrounded by fire: The Roree Payment Story – Part 2 (Sam 298) show art Surrounded by fire: The Roree Payment Story – Part 2 (Sam 298)

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This episode is part 2 of a 2-part interview with Clearview Fire & EMS Chief Roree Payment, sharing the details of a residential dwelling fire near-miss where he was caught in a fireball due to rapidly changing, wind-driven conditions.

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Surrounded by fire: The Roree Payment Story – Part 1(SAM 297) show art Surrounded by fire: The Roree Payment Story – Part 1(SAM 297)

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This episode is part 1 of a 2-part interview with Clearview Fire & EMS Chief Roree Payment, sharing the details of a residential dwelling fire near-miss where he was caught in a fireball due to rapidly changing, wind-driven conditions.

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Overconfidence – A Dangerous Minefield  (SAM 296) show art Overconfidence – A Dangerous Minefield (SAM 296)

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In this episode, we review the Overconfidence chapter of my new book, How Smart Workers Use Situational Awareness to Improve Safety.

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The Impact of Stress on Memory and Recall – Part 2 (SAM 295) show art The Impact of Stress on Memory and Recall – Part 2 (SAM 295)

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This episode is part 2 of a 2-part presentation where we talk about how stress can impact memory and recall.

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The Impact of Stress on Memory and Recall  – Part 1 (SAM 294) show art The Impact of Stress on Memory and Recall – Part 1 (SAM 294)

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This episode is part 1 of a 2-part presentation where we talk about how stress can impact memory and recall.

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The AskRail mobile app is a safety tool that provides first responders immediate access to accurate, timely data about what type of hazardous materials a railcar is carrying so they can make an informed decision about how to respond to a rail emergency.

AskRail® is a backup resource if information from the train conductor or train consist is not available. AskRail® was designed to give first responders immediate information about railcars carrying hazardous materials and be an invaluable tool for helping prepare those on the front line should a rail incident occur.

Couple this with emergency training and response planning, AskRail® augments the flow of information and specifics between freight railroads and the emergency first responders in communities along the nation’s 140,000-mile freight rail network.