“Crew Resource Management: Principles and Practice”
Monday, October 20, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The U.S. Fire Service experiences 100 line of duty deaths per year and more than 100,000 lost time injuries. None of these deaths or injuries is considered an intentional act, yet most are preventable, and many have a root cause that could have been countered by the principles of crew resource management.
“Crew Resource Management: Principles and Practice” will teach fire department leaders the critical CRM skills needed to get the most out of every individual department member, and to create an entire organization dedicated to the philosophy that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
“Crew Resource Management: Principles and Practice” will help fire department leaders to:
Eliminate communication barriers within various teams that lead to mishaps
Improve the lines of communication between firefighters and their supervisors
Maximize synergies between teams through cross-training while also improving individual performance
Teach situational awareness and decision making skills to help department members succeed in even the most challenging conditions.
About the Instructor…
Paul LeSage worked for 29 years at TVF&R, starting as a Firefighter/Paramedic. He retired as the Chief of Operations in January, 2010, and is currently a Partner and CEO of Critical Decision Partners, LLC. He has over 33 years of experience as a Firefighter, Paramedic and Flight Paramedic, is on faculty at Oregon Health Sciences University as a Clinical Assistant Professor and lectures nationally in the emerging fields of Deployment, Crew Resource Management and High Reliability. Paul also has authored a popular book on Crew Resource Management along with several Fire and EMS Field Guides.