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Mon, 3 Mar 2014|

Johnson, Tro-Three Dimesional Fires and Dry Chemical Applications

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Hello. My name is Jeff Johnson. I'm the town chief of Kansas City, Missouri fire department. And I'd like to talk to you for a few moments about a class I'm presenting in April at FDIC. Blink, making critical fireground decisions. I think making critical fireground decisions is a everyday task that we need to work on harder and harder to get better at. We need to understand how we make decisions. What does stress and time compression do to our decision making capabilities? What experiences have we had in the past that helped form those decisions and how can we be biased one way or the other in a decision we make without all the information? Most people don't realize that when we're making a firegram decision, especially as an initial company officer arriving or command officer arriving on the scene, we're making decisions and laying out our strategy and tactics in our mind, running a script. We do that within 90 seconds on about 30% of the information. We've got to get better at getting information real time from company offices or from our personal that are on the line with us. We have to get better information to make better decisions. In this class your going to learn different acronyms for making decisions that are going to be simple, precise, and relevent. We're going to work hard on looking at scenarios. We're going to look at decisions that were made. We're gonna look at what the outcome of those decisions were, and we're gonna try and analyse what was seen or what was occurring when those decisions were made. Next, we're gonna have the opportunity to make some of our own decisions, and we're gonna let that play out in a video and simulation, and see what decisions we made that we think, based on the best information we had, was a good decision, and we're gonna watch how that plays out. Then, we're gonna look at some case studies, we're gonna look at some of the NIOSH reports and look at some of the near miss, and try and discuss what events were occurring. What decisions are being made and how they ended up where they did. Lastly, we're gonna get an opportunity to run some scenarios where we're going to work through a simulation, make decisions, have an opportunity to critic ourselves. And then we're gonna learn what we can take back to. Our departments, and begin getting our members involved, in practicing making decisions. Ultimately, we all get better at making decisions on the fire ground, being on the fire ground. Not every department has that lecture, and going to fires on a daily basis, and get good practice, at making decisions. Learning what worked, what didn't work, understanding the biases that their operating from, understanding what stress does to them. So we have to find other ways, to get that experience, to make good decisions, and to make sure that the people, we're putting on the fire trucks, and those battalion chiefs buggies, or those chief buggies, are capable of making good, strategic and tactical decisions, to help keep our members safe. Again my name is, Jeff Johnson. The class is Blink Making Critical Fire Gram Decisions. And I'm excited and humbled to be part of FDI. See you in April and I'll look forward to seeing you there. Thank you.