Situational Awareness Lost: The Command Post
Date & Time
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
This program details two incidents; one where a firefighter was killed in the line of duty; the other being a near miss of an entire company resulting in one firefighter being trapped for nearly 15 minutes. A lack of situational awareness and training played a major role in both events. This session will examine issues and deficiencies in training programs, decision-making processes before and during fireground operations, and best practices in gaining/maintaining situational awareness on the fireground. Attendees will hear the radio traffic and learn how numerous cues were missed during the situational awareness process and how these cues played into the events.