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Brian Brush's Blog – May 2011 Archive (3)

Mind - Body - Skill: The Back-Up Firefighter

To follow up to my last post The Ominus Triad - Complacency, Fatigue, Mistakes I felt it necessary to provide an example. The Combat Position - Achieving Firefighter Readiness and The Fire Service Warrior present the true path for…

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Added by Brian Brush on May 16, 2011 at 7:38pm — 2 Comments

Scopes of Situational Awareness

There is no shortage of discussion on the topic of situational awareness and rightfully so. If we can find ways to train firefighters to evaluate and process more information about what is happening around their task or operation the safer they will be. Unfortunately, there are a couple factors which seriously limit the scope of situational awareness that we can expect from those operating on the fire ground.…

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Added by Brian Brush on May 16, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Ominus Triad - Complacency, Fatigue, Mistakes

We recently had a trauma surgeon present a EMS continuing education lecture for our department. Part of her lecture was in regards to current trends in trauma science and the use of the Damage Control concepts. Initially I was not very interested in the lecture, that is until she used the term "Ominous Triad of Death". How cool is that, you throw…

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Added by Brian Brush on May 13, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

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