“You don’t want to be the last guy turning off the lights in here.” So Brian Schaeffer was told when he pulled off one of the luckiest exits in history, selling Van der Moolen Capital to Lehman Brothers 6 months before it’s collapse in 2008. A serial entrepreneur and private equity specialist who has always tried to stay away from the massive banks, Brian has pulled off some truly impressive deals, Kenny and Brian talk about the many companies that have brought him great success. including InvestX, World Trade Securities, and Clearpool. They also dive into SPVs, GPLPs, Peter Thiel’s Zero to One, some of his favorite billion dollar plus private companies, the rise of algorithmic trading, and so much more! Check us out at WeissRatings.com
When the puzzle pieces just aren’t fitting together. The Brian Schaeffer Story. (SAM 237)
The first arriving crews attempted to knock down the fire from the exterior but were not success. Subsequently, companies went to the basement, expecting to find fire in the basement. The conditions were warm with very little smoke. The basement design was complex. The BC had the lines charged and started the search for victims and the fire. The crews were cutting holes in the walls and ceilings looking for the source of the fire. Chief Schaeffer arrived and noticed the conditions were getting worse. An order was giving to cut access holes from the exterior. While the BC in the basement was reporting relatively clear conditions there was heavy smoke billowing out of a basement opening viewable from the exterior. Chief Schaeffer became Division 1 (on the first floor). He reported light smoke on the first floor. Companies were doing primary and secondary search on the first floor and look for extension from the basement. Soon, the conditions started changing quickly. Division 1 reported this to the basement Division. The first-floor crews were on their knees. Basement reported no smoke and cold conditions. Exterior reported a dramatic change in conditions. The crew on the first floor was in complete darkness. The first-floor crew exited. However, the crews were still in basement. The conditions continued to change rapidly. An evacuation tone was ordered and Division 1 crews went to the basement, located and assisted the basement crews to safety. Some takeaways from the interview include: You’ll learn how rapidly changing fire conditions can unexpectedly over run the crews. You’ll learn what can happen when the fire does not behave as expected (i.e., when the puzzle pieces don’t fit). You’ll learn how you can become normalized to your environment and may not see the severity of the conditions. You’ll learn how volumes of radio traffic on a single tactical channel can impact scene safety if at-risk crews cannot communicate via radio. You’ll learn how time distortion impacted the perception of speed at this incident. Show Notes Contact Us www.SAMatters.com www.RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424 (office) 651-331-8518 (cell) Get connected with SAMatters Facebook: Follow SAMatters LinkedIn: Follow Rich Gasaway Twitter: Follow Rich Gasaway Instagram: Follow SA_Matters Youtube: Subscribe to SAMattersTV Itunes: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Stitcher Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Google Play: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio iHeart Radio: Subscribe to SAMatters Radio Our Sponsors Midwest Fire MidwestFire.com Chief Miller Instagram: @Chief_Miller Intro music Safety Dance (1982) Men Without Hats GMC - Virgin Records Licensed by BMI Music Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System http://www.firefighternearmiss.com/ SPONSOR THIS SHOW The SAMatters Show is the longest running, fastest growing, safety focused weekly program on the Internet. If you know a company that might be interested in advertising their product or service to our listeners and viewers, ask them to contact us by clicking the “Contact us” tab at the top of the SAMatters.com website.
Why don't fire departments spend more time training ICs to run Type 5 structure fires? Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says it's time they did, and that simply letting officers learn on the job doesn't cut it.
SAM 029 | Interview with Spokane Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer
On July 5, 2013, the Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported commercial building fire at the Mayfair Professional Building, located at 5901 North Mayfair. Within two minutes of the alarm, the first arriving company found light smoke coming from the area of the HVAC units in the side of the building. The structure was a Type 5 construction, two-story structure with a basement. The fire progressed quickly, nearly trapping crews on the first floor and in the basement. Some takeaways from the interview include: 1. How rapidly changing fire conditions can unexpectedly over run crews. 2. You’re hear what you can learn when the fire does not behavior as expected (i.e., the puzzle pieces don’t fit). 3. You can become normalized to your environment and may not see the severity of the conditions. 4. How volumes of radio traffic on a single tactical channel can impact scene safety if at-risk crews cannot communicate via radio. 5. Time distortion impacted perception of speed of the incident. 6. How Spokane Fire is using the skills of a psychologist to help develop emotional intelligence, build incident scene situational awareness, and recover from traumatic incidents. Show notes at: www.SAMatters.com/29/ Thank you to our sponsors: Midwest Fire: MidwestFire.com Branding Iron Marketing: BrandingIron.com Culture and Situational Awareness (article referenced in the podcast)http://www.samatters.com/culture-and-situational-awareness/ Guest Contact Information Assistant Chief Brian Schaeffer Spokane Fire Department firstname.lastname@example.org Situational Awareness Matters! websitewww.SAMatters.com On-Line Academyhttp://www.samatters.com/situational-awareness-matters-academy/ Upcoming Events Schedule http://www.samatters.com/programs-keynote/eventschedule/ Books and Videos (Store) http://www.samatters.com/store/ Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System http://www.firefighternearmiss.com/ Contact Rich Gasaway www.RichGasaway.com Support@RichGasaway.com 612-548-4424