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The 360 Degree Size-up (SAM 329)

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Release Date: 07/14/2020

The John Glaser LODD Story, told by Ryan Pyle. – Part 2 - (SAM 339) show art The John Glaser LODD Story, told by Ryan Pyle. – Part 2 - (SAM 339)

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On May 22, 2010, John Glaser, a 33-year-old career fire fighter died while conducting a primary search of a residential house fire. Firefighter Glaser vomited in his SCBA face piece and then removed it, causing him to inhale products of combustion which led to his death.

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The John Glaser LODD Story, told by Ryan Pyle. – Part 1 - (SAM 338) show art The John Glaser LODD Story, told by Ryan Pyle. – Part 1 - (SAM 338)

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In this episode I sat down for an interview with Shawnee (KS) Fire Battalion Chief Ryan Pyle to discuss a residential structure incident that resulted in the death of Firefighter John Glaser.

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Trapped in a basement – The Perry Hall Story – Part 2 - (SAM 337) show art Trapped in a basement – The Perry Hall Story – Part 2 - (SAM 337)

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On May 5, 2014 Perry Hall was part of an engine crew conducting a search when he got separated from his crew and accidentally locked in one of the worst places he could be – in a basement stairwell with the fire below him. Perry tells the story of the event and the post-traumatic stress that, literally, changed his life forever.

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Trapped in a basement – The Perry Hall Story – Part 1 - (SAM 336) show art Trapped in a basement – The Perry Hall Story – Part 1 - (SAM 336)

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On May 5, 2014 Perry Hall was part of an engine crew conducting a search when he got separated from his crew and accidentally locked in one of the worst places he could be – in a basement stairwell with the fire below him. Perry tells the story of the event and the post-traumatic stress that, literally, changed his life forever.

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Trapped in a Tunnel – The Joe Pronesti Story (SAM 335) show art Trapped in a Tunnel – The Joe Pronesti Story (SAM 335)

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On Wednesday, February 18, 2009, Elyria Fire Captain Joe Pronesti responded to a fire alarm activation call on a college campus. The first arriving engine reported heavy smoke coming from multiple buildings. In search of the source of the smoke, crews would learn the fire was in a tunnel that connected multiple buildings on the campus – A tunnel that Joe would barely make it out of alive.

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Mental Health Near-Miss: The Scott Gieselhart Story – Part 2 (SAM 334) show art Mental Health Near-Miss: The Scott Gieselhart Story – Part 2 (SAM 334)

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This episode is part 2 of a 2-part interview with Scott Gieselhart discussing his challenges with Post Traumatic Stress.

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This episode is Part 1 of a 2-part interview with Scott Gieselhart discussing his challenges with Post Traumatic Stress.

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Sharing multiple near-miss experiences including being held-up at gunpoint. The Jim Arie Story – Part 2 (SAM 332) show art Sharing multiple near-miss experiences including being held-up at gunpoint. The Jim Arie Story – Part 2 (SAM 332)

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This episode is Part 2 of a 2-part interview where we learn about multiple near-miss events experienced by retired Fire Chief, Jim Arie throughout his 43-year career and he’ll discuss the situational awareness lessons from being held-up at gunpoint in March, 2020.

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Sharing multiple near-miss experiences including being held-up at gunpoint. The Jim Arie Story – Part 1 (SAM 331) show art Sharing multiple near-miss experiences including being held-up at gunpoint. The Jim Arie Story – Part 1 (SAM 331)

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This episode is Part 1 of a 2-part interview where we learn about multiple near-miss events experienced by retired Fire Chief, Jim Arie throughout his 43-year career and he’ll discuss the situational awareness lessons from being held-up at gunpoint in March, 2020.

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Seven Situational Awareness Thieves (SAM 330) show art Seven Situational Awareness Thieves (SAM 330)

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This episode discusses seven ways situational awareness can be flawed.

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You might think that by now the importance of completing a 360-degree size-up would be second nature for firefighters.  But it’s not.  In fact, failing to complete a proper size-up remains one of the most often cited contributing factors in NIOSH Line-of-Duty death reports.  There are lots of reasons why proper size-ups are not completed. Here we will explore 10 of them.

 

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