2012

Imagine the Worst

Don Whittemore is the Assistant Chief of the Rocky Mountain Fire department, a nationally known speaker on fire and disaster incident response, and is the lead subject matter expert for the national curriculum on wildland fire behavior and regular instructor of incident management and leadership courses. Don narrates the story of his fire fighting days and how he made a critical mistake : staying too long to look for options. He realized, how as a trained firefighter, he was completely unprepared to face the burning building he was in. He points out our common fallacies as human beings: we don't prepare for the worst, thinking that it could never happen to us. Don presents a very strong case for why we should prepare for the very worst thing that could happen to us and how.