Athletes, military and law enforcement have been using psychology and reality-based training to gain an edge over their enemy or opponent. The fire service is catching up by utilizing a step-by-step methodology to achieve peak performance during calls and more efficient decision-making processes during size up. The methods shared are compiled by years of research from sport psychology, military and law enforcement. This open and honest lecture provides the attendees with a model in conducting reality-based training from the basic recruit to the incident commander. The presenters will discuss the “flow state” and how that will help firefighters dominate the fireground.