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    • 09/23/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Boulder Creek Golf Club

    The Western Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs

    P R E S E N T

    Flawed Situational Awareness:
    The Stealth Killer of First Responders

    with Dr. Richard Gasaway, PhD, CSP, EFO, CFO

    Friday, September 23, 2022
    9:00AM - 4:00PM

    $45 Per Person

    Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided

    Boulder Creek Golf Course
    5750 Brewer Ave NE
    Belmont, MI 49306

    Flawed Situational Awareness:
    The Stealth Killer of First Responders

    This program shares the powerful findings of Dr. Gasaway’s extensive research on issues related to first responder decision making and flawed situational awareness. In his review of hundreds of near-miss reports, case studies, line-of-duty death reports and videos he continually found himself being frustrated because there were so many clues, indicators and signs that the incident was going to end in disaster.

    Yet, for some reason, personnel operating at the incident scene – from company officers to incident commanders – could not see it coming. Or if they did see it coming, they did nothing to alter their course.

    In his research to understand why first responders were (seemingly) blind and deaf to what was happening right in front of them, Dr. Gasaway uncovered and investigated over one hundred barriers that can destroy situational awareness and flaw high-risk decision making.

    This program focuses on some of the most pervasive situational awareness barriers first responders will face while operating in stress-filled, dynamically-changing environments.

    Richard B. Gasaway, PhD, CSP, EFO, CFO is widely considered a trusted authority on human factors, situational awareness and the high-risk decision making processes used in high-stress, high consequence work environments.

    He served 33 years on the front lines as a firefighter, EMT- Paramedic, company officer, training officer, fire chief and emergency incident commander. His doctoral research included the study of cognitive neuroscience to understand how human factors flaw situational awareness and impact high-risk decision making.

    As the President of Situational Awareness Matters, Dr. Gasaway leads a team of expert instructors and thought leaders to train and consult worldwide. Together, the team has authored and co-authored 9 books and their training programs have been delivered to more than 90,000 students worldwide.

    More than 500 public safety agencies have relied on the team at Situational Awareness Matters to help improve their emergency scene safety and high-risk decision making, including the New York City Fire Department’s Incident Management Team and first responders from England, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

    • 10/13/2022
    • 11:30 AM
    • Farmington Hills, MI

    SMAFC Membership Meeting
    Thursday, October 13, 2022

    11:30AM - Registration and Networking
    12:00PM - Lunch and Presentation

    Farmington Hills Golf Club
    37777 11 Mile Rd
    Farmington Hills, MI 48335

    Only $20 Per Person!

    Stay for a round of gold after the meeting!

    9 Holes and a Cart
    Only $25 Per Person!

    • 10/26/2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Belmont, MI

    WMAFC Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022

    11:00AM - Lunch & Meeting

    Boulder Creek Golf Club
    5750 Brewer AVE NE
    Belmont, MI 49306

    $20 Per Person


    • 12/07/2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Belmont, MI

    WMFCA Holiday Luncheon
    Installation of Board Members

    Wednesday, December 7, 2022

    11:00AM - Lunch & Meeting

    Boulder Creek Golf Club
    5750 Brewer AVE NE
    Belmont, MI 49306

    $20 Per Person

    You can register your guests when you log in and register yourself!

    This is a great opportunity to bring staff, family, and friends to show off our organization or just to celebrate the holidays!

Past events

08/05/2022 Legislative Luncheon
07/28/2022 ATTEND • NMFCA Summer Symposium
07/28/2022 EXHIBIT • NMFCA Summer Symposium
07/27/2022 NMFCA Evening of Training
06/17/2022 SMAFC Golf Outing
05/25/2022 WMFCA Membership Meeting
05/12/2022 SMAFC Membership Meeting
05/06/2022 SMAFC Evening Social Event
04/13/2022 EXHIBIT Midwest Fire Rescue Expo®
04/11/2022 ATTEND Fire Expo® and/or Annual Conference
03/30/2022 WMFCA Membership Meeting
03/10/2022 NMFCA Membership Meeting & Training
03/10/2022 SMAFC Membership Meeting
01/15/2022 Yellow Rose Social Event
01/13/2022 SMAFC Membership Meeting
12/09/2021 SMAFC Holiday Luncheon
12/02/2021 A Conversation About Wildfire
12/01/2021 WMFCA Holiday Luncheon
10/27/2021 WMFCA Membership Meeting
10/14/2021 SMAFC Membership Meeting
09/24/2021 Step Up and Lead
08/06/2021 Legislative Luncheon
06/18/2021 SMAFC Golf Outing
05/26/2021 WMFCA Membership Meeting
05/13/2021 SMAFC Membership Meeting
03/31/2021 WMFCA Zoom Meeting
02/11/2021 SMAFC Zoom Meeting
12/09/2020 WMFCA Zoom Meeting
10/28/2020 WMFCA Membership Meeting
08/14/2020 Legislative Luncheon
05/27/2020 CANCELED • WMFCA Membership Meeting
03/25/2020 WMFCA Membership Meeting
03/19/2020 NMFCA Membership Meeting
03/12/2020 SMAFC Membership Meeting
01/09/2020 SMAFC Membership Meeting
12/12/2019 SMAFC Holiday Luncheon
12/04/2019 WMFCA Holiday Luncheon
11/14/2019 SMAFC Membership Meeting
10/23/2019 WMFCA Membership Meeting
10/10/2019 SMAFC Membership Meeting
09/21/2019 Reading Smoke with Dave Dodson
09/20/2019 Reading Buildings with Dave Dodson
08/23/2019 Legislative Luncheon
07/13/2019 Reading Smoke with Dave Dodson
07/11/2019 Reading Smoke with Dave Dodson
07/09/2019 GENERAL ATTEND 2019 Leadership Conference
07/09/2019 EXHIBIT 2019 Leadership Conference
06/14/2019 SMAFC Golf Outing
05/22/2019 WMFCA Membership Meeting
05/09/2019 SMAFC Membership Meeting
04/17/2019 EXHIBIT Midwest Fire Rescue Expo®
04/17/2019 #1-ATTEND Midwest Fire Rescue Expo®
04/16/2019 #2-Winter Workshop - Expo® Included
03/27/2019 WMFCA Membership Meeting
03/21/2019 NMFCA Membership Meeting
03/14/2019 SMAFC Membership Meeting
03/05/2019 Day at the Capitol
01/10/2019 SMAFC Membership Meeting

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