Mistakes and Best Practices
Created and presented by: Dr. Richard B. Gasaway, Fire Chief (ret.)
Length: 119 minutes
This program examines mistakes that result in firefighter casualties and offers best practices to fix the mistakes and improve the safety of your firefighters. This program is based on Dr. Gasaway’s examination of more than 500 firefighter near-miss and casualty reports.
Part 1 of this program discusses ten common mistakes occurring during near-miss and line-of-duty casualty incidents, including issued related to:
- Command competency
- Resource management
- Standard operating procedures/guidelines
- Command location
Part 2 shares ten best practices your fire department can implement to help manage and overcome the most common mistakes.