Decisions Under Fire

When faced with complex decisions that will determine a life or death outcome in a time compressed environment, a choice will be made, good or bad and we, as emergency responders will have to live with and possibly justify the actions that were taken.

Solving tough problems requires the ability to define the true problem, analyze the possible options, select the most feasible option and then implement it.

In this session we will discuss the difference between risk assessment and managing risk.

We will also cover the methods and benefits of critical decision making on the fire-ground and the problems associated with delayed or poor choices.

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Ron Smith

Ron Smith is a 27 year veteran of the fire service, having served the last 19 years with the Gary, IN Fire Department.

Ron has worked for volunteer, combination and career departments and is an instructor for the Indiana Firefighter Training System and instructs at schools and conferences around the U.S., including Firehouse Expo and the FDIC in Indianapolis.