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DR. RICHARD B. GASAWAY PRESENTS:
FLAWED SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: The stealth killer of first responders.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
THE RED HILL FIRE COMPANY
SUNDAY JANUARY 15, 2017
09:00 – 16:00
THE UPPER PERKIOMEN HIGH SCHOOL
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR $60.00 PER STUDENT
$50.00 PER STUDENT IF PURCHASED IN ADVANCE
FOR ADVANCED TICKETS PLEASE EMAIL: Bhaney@redhillfireco.com
With your Name Station or department (Municipality) Contact Phone Number
And number of students attending.
Flawed Situational Awareness: The Stealth Killer of First Responders This program shares the powerful findings of Dr. Gasaway’s extensive research on issues related to first responder decision making and flawed situational awareness. In his review of hundreds of near-miss reports, case studies, line-of-duty death reports and videos he continually found himself being frustrated because there were so many clues, indicators and signs that the incident was going to end in disaster. Yet, for some reason, personnel operating at the incident scene – from company officers to incident commanders – could not see it coming. Or if they did see it coming, they did nothing to alter their course. In his research to understand why first responders were (seemingly) blind and deaf to what was happening right in front of them, Dr. Gasaway uncovered and investigated over one hundred barriers that can destroy situational awareness and flaw decision making. This program focuses on some of the most pervasive situational awareness barriers first responders will face while operating in stress-filled, dynamically-changing environments. Ø
Barriers to be explored and discussed will include:
o Pre-arrival lens o Confabulation
o Mission Myopia o Mind shift
o Staffing issues o Biases
o Normalization of deviance o Human factors
o Complacency o The curse of knowledge
o Overconfidence o Technology o Miscommunications
o Command location o Peer and supervisor pressure
o Command support o Overload
o Mission and goal o Task fixation
o Culture o Task saturation
o … and more
Well, The predicted rain never came through this weekend, but nothing is going to
stop this show from going on!!! Join us this coming Sunday September 25th from
11am to 4pm for the 1st annual Car Show / Pig Roast
on the grounds of The Red Hill Fire Company
71 East 4th Street Red Hill, PA 18076
For lots of Cars, Food and Fun!!! We can’t wait to see YOU there!!!
Please join us on our rain date Sunday September 25th 2016
for The Red Hill Fire Company’s
1st Annual Car Show / Pig Roast
on the grounds of the Fire Company located at
71 East 4th Street in Red Hill PA.
The car show Starts at 11:00 am and goes
until 4:00 pm The Pig Roast will Start at 11:00 am and will go till SOLD OUT!!!
EAT IN OR TAKE OUT!!!
Come Join us……
Sunday June 5th 2016
8:00am – 12:00pm
82 East 4th Street
Red Hill, PA 18076
$10.00 Per person
Includes all you can eat
Pancakes, Eggs & Sausage
All proceeds benefit Melissa Morgan’s continued battle
against brain cancer and the family’s mounting medical
bills for treatment
2015 SANTA RUN SCHEDULE:
10:50AM — SANTA RIDES THROUGH THE VINYARDS COMMUNITY… UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP
11:00-11:20 — CREEKVIEW @ OAKWOOD… UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP
11:22-11:25 — WOODBRIDGE LANE… UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP
11:25-11:40 — UPPER PERKIOMEN MANOR… RED HILL BOROUGH
11:40-11:50 –7th STREET @ WASHINGTON STREET… RED HILL BOROUGH
11:50– SANTA RIDES THROUGH THE VILLAS @ SINGER WAY… REDHILL BOROUGH
11:52-12:05 — THORDALE DRIVE @ CARRINGTON WAY… RED HILL BOROUGH
12:05-12:20 — VANGAURD DRIVE @ RIVERSIDE DRIVE… RED HILL BOROUGH
12:25-12:35 — 8th STREET @CEDAR COURT… RED HILL BOROUGH
12:35-12:55 — JEFFERSON STREET BETWEEN 6th AND 7th STREET… RED HILL BOROUGH
1:00-1:30 RED HILL FIREHOUSE… RED HILL BOROUGH
1:35-1:55 – STONEHAVEN DRIVE @ WEXFORD WAY… RED HILL BOROUGH
1:55-2:05 — WINCHESTER PLACE @ WELLINGTON WAY… RED HILL BOROUGH
2:10-2:15 — NEWMAN ROAD… UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP
2:20- 2:30 — 2nd @ CINDY LANE… RED HILL BOROUGH
2:35-2:45 — CEDAR LEE @ HENDRICKS ROAD… UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP
2:45-2:55 — RED HILL FIRE COMPANY BANQUET HALL
It is with a heavy heart that the members of The Red Hill Fire Company announce The passing of our Fire Police Lieutenant Gary Horning. As you may have known Gary has been battling Leukemia since last October. In January the Members of the RHFC hosted The Be The Match Bone Marrow Drive in our Banquet Hall where almost three hundred people showed up to lend their support and be tested to see if they are a match. By the beginning of February it was announced that a 9 out of 10 match was found. By the end of February Gary was on his way to receive his Bone Marrow Transplant. Gary was a fighter and was battling his illness like a champ! He was on the road to recovery! We all new Gary as a fighter! On Monday it was announced that Gary’s battle was over. Monday morning Gary went into Cardiac Arrest and suffered “Broken Heart Syndrome”. which is extreme stress on the heart. The members , firefighters and Officers wish to offer the Horning Family our most sincere condolences on their loss of a great man. Gary will me missed, and admired by many people for his heroic battle that he fought with such strength.
The services for the celebration of Gary’s Life will be held this Friday April 17th at the Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home 222 Washington Street East Greenville PA. Calling hours will be from 11:00an to 1:00pm. with services to follow. A procession in Gary’s honor will be held following the services back to The Red Hill Fire Company Banquet Hall at 82 East 5th Street Red Hill PA where Refreshments will be offered.
A Final Salute procession will be held stating at 6:00pm at The Upper Perkiomen High School parking Lot where the Chief has asked for every available Fire Engine, Ladder Truck, Fire Police Unit, Special Service, Ambulance and so on be present and lined up and ready to go by 6:00 pm. we thank you again for your support of the Horning Family and The Red Hill Fire Company during this difficult and tragic time….
Early Tuesday Morning Squirt 71 was dispatched to assist Station 72 (Tylersport) on a working Dwelling Fire in Salford Township. Originally dispatched for Squirt 71 to relocate to Station 72′s House, shortly after dispatch Squirt 71 was requested to proceed into scene by 72 Command and assist with manpower. Within minutes Squirt 71 and crew of 5 plus the Chief went responding. Upon arrival 71 Crews assisted in the rear of the building with lighting and clean up. 71 crews remained on scene for approximately 2 hours before returning to station.
Red Hill Units Responding:
SQ71, CH71, DC71, BC71, LT71, LT71-1
In the early hours of January 31, Station 71 Crews with Squad 71 were alerted to assist Bucks County Station 58 (Trumbaurersville) with a RIT assignment on a working dwelling fire in the Richland Meadows trailer park in Richland Township Bucks County. In just minutes Squad 71 and a crew of 5 with the Deputy (H. Gillmer) hit the Street. While in route, Squad 71 was advised from 58 Command to stand down the RIT Assignment but to proceed into scene with hand tools and assist with manpower. At this time 58 crews had the fire knocked down and were involved in extensive overhaul. A short time after arriving on scene Squad 71 was released and returned to station.
Red Hill Units Responding:
SD71, DC71, BC71, LT71, FP71-3
The members and Crew of The Red Hill Fire Company wish to take a moment to personally thank each and EVERY person that came out to the “Be The Match” Bone Marrow Campaign for Gary Horning! The outpour of support from the public was overwhelming!
We believe we had somewhere close to Three Hundred people come out to get a simple cheek swab to see if they are the one in a million match to help our Brother Gary!!! Once again we applaud and Thank You for your help, assistance and support during this time. Prayers to our Brother Gary in hoping to find the one!!!
Below are quite a few pictures from the day courtesy of Photographer Brianna Gedman and QRS Lieutenant, Diana Gedman (Congratulations By the Way!!)
The Members of The Red Hill Fire Company are asking for the public’s assistance.
One of our own was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and is in need of a bone marrow transplant. The test is easy, painless and quick. If you can find time the weekend of January 17th, even if you don’t know Gary personally please come down to the Red Hill Fire Company and help out a real good guy! Gary has always been the first guy in line to help out those in need, and this is just a small way that we can help out a brother of ours. So please show your support in the “Be the Match” campaign and we will see you all Saturday January 17th between 11:00 and 3:00!!!
On October 16th, Gary was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myloid Leukemia). He was immediately admitted to the University of Pennsylvania, where he underwent aggressive chemotherapy – 35 days later he was finally able to come home. He is currently undergoing his second round of treatment, but ultimately needs a bone marrow transplant to have a successful remission.
Many of you may know him for his service as Fire Police with the Red Hill Fire Department, an active member of the North Penn Goodwill Canteen Services, and serving on the Red Hill Borough Planning Commission, among other community involvement.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!! On January 17th, 2015 we will be hosting a Be The Match Bone Marrow Drive at the Red Hill Fire Company Social Hall from 11am-3pm. Donors must be between the ages of 18-44 with generally good health!
It’s a one a million shot that we will find a match for him – but someone out there is OUR one in a million and maybe that is YOU! The test is a simple, painless cheek swab – that’s it!!
Below here is the Link to the WFMZ 69 News Story that aired on January 14th 2015.
A quiet Friday morning like most, Squirt 71 was alerted to assist Berks County Station 58 (Hereford) on a working dwelling fire on Gravel Pike in Hereford Township. Squirt 71 Responded with The Battalion and crew of 6 plus the Chief in a matter of minutes. While in route Squirt 71 was advised by MCPS Radio to take the RIT assignment upon arrival. Squirt 71 arrived on location and set up RIT Assignment on the C/D corner until being released about a hour later.
Red Hill Units Responding:
CH71, SQ71, BC71, LT71-1