Tue, 18 November 2014
Jumpseat Radio 032: Jumpseat Situational Awareness with Rich Gasaway
In this episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes his mentor of over 20 years, Dr. Rich Gasaway. Rich is THE go to authority on (SA) Situational Awareness. His resume includes numerous articles, lectures, and programs presented around the world. In this interview Rich shares how he became interested in and finished years of research in decision making under stressful conditions.
Rich’s introduction into SA
Tips for Developing Jumpseat SA
Mentoring in the Fire Service
Concept or Pay it Forward!
Listen in to this interactive podcast through to the end and discover how to apply for a scholarship sponsored by Dr. Gasaway to VCOS 2015!
RICHARD B. GASAWAY, Ph.D., served 30 years in public safety, including 22 years as a chief fire officer, before retiring in 2009. He holds bachelor’s, master’s and a doctor of philosophy degrees in finance, economics, business administration and leadership and is the principal consultant at the Gasaway Consulting Group. Dr. Gasaway is the host of the Leader’s Toolbox podcast radio show on Firehouse.com and runs the Situational Awareness Matters! website www.SAMatters.com.
Podcast SAMatters Radio
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_032_Check_up_with_Dr._Rich_Gasaway.mp3
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Tue, 11 November 2014
Jumpseat Radio 031: Ironman Fireman Rob
In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Fireman Rob Verhelst. Rob has been motivating and inspiring thousands of people around the world by competing in triathlons in FULL TURNOUT GEAR. His signature distance is a full ironman, 140.6 miles in less than 17 hours! His story is inspiring as he gives back to the fire service and many other charities.
Robs history of service
Racing triathlons in Full turnout gear
His Kona experience
How you can be an ironman
I consider myself a unique & passionate athlete who strives to motivate others to be part of something bigger than themselves. I started competing in triathlons in 2005 and in July of 2011, started the journey of Hope and Inspiration. I've completed 15 Ironman distance and 6 Half Ironman distance triathlons in full firefighter gear (weight 50 lbs).
Although I certainly receive an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment, I participate in each event to help raise awareness and show people that they are #ABLE to do more than they think if they are willing to take the first step.
FIREMAN ROB THE ATHLETE
Sun, 2 November 2014
Jumpseat Radio 030: Talking Training with Nick Martin.
In this weeks Jumpseat Radio podcast host Ryan Pennington sits down for a talk with Battalion Chief Nick Martin of the Columbia SC Fire Department. Nick is a instructor for the Traditions Training group and the training chief for Columbia. He is very active training firefighters all over north america.
Nicks fire service background
Essential qualities of a firefighter ready to train
How a Chief officer gains the respect of the rank and file
Keys to an engaging training session
“Nicks secret sauce” to training firefighters
Questions from JumpseatNation
Battalion Chief, Columbia Fire Department
Nick began his fire service career in 1994 as a volunteer in his hometown located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Since then he has served as a career/volunteer firefighter in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. He holds a bachelors degree in fire science from the University of Maryland and a masters degree in management from the Public Safety Executive Leadership program at the Johns Hopkins University.
Nick is presently a Battalion Chief with the Columbia Fire Department in the capitol city of South Carolina. He served previously with the District of Columbia Fire Department through the ranks of private, sergeant and lieutenant where he served on engine company, truck/tower companies, and as a battalion aide. As a firefighter with the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department he earned a Medal of Valor from Firehouse Magazine, as well as a Silver Medal for Valor from the Prince George’ County Fire Department. Nick is also an author for Fire Engineering magazine, Urban Firefighter magazine & is presents regularly at FDIC.
Direct download: Jumpseat_Radio_030_Talking_Training_with_Nick_Martin_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT