43 episodes

Preston Cline, Coleman Ruiz, and the Mission Critical Team Institute share research and explore the questions vexing the most elite teams in the world, from Special Operations soldiers to Firefighters, from Trauma Medics to Professional Athletes, and from Astronauts to Tactical Law Enforcement.

Teamcast Mission Critical Team Institute

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 96 Ratings

Preston Cline, Coleman Ruiz, and the Mission Critical Team Institute share research and explore the questions vexing the most elite teams in the world, from Special Operations soldiers to Firefighters, from Trauma Medics to Professional Athletes, and from Astronauts to Tactical Law Enforcement.

    S4 Ep5 - Perspectives on Tactical Emergency Medical Support

    S4 Ep5 - Perspectives on Tactical Emergency Medical Support

    Join Harry Moffitt and Simon as they talk about his journey into tactical medicine and TEMS, his military experience, and leadership, teamwork, and navigating uncertainty inside trauma and emergency medicine. They also venture into the mind and trauma voyeurism.
    Simon is the Deputy Director of the Trauma Services at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, where he practices clinically as an anaesthesiologist and a trauma consultant. His many areas of interest include trauma and health systems, trauma-team-work, austere medical support, prehospital care, and effective leadership in trauma care. He recently completed a study into tactical care in high-threat and complex environments, via a Churchill Fellowship looking at Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) and global tactical policing. You can read it here https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellow/simon-hendel-vic-2022/
    Simon Hendel - Churchill Trust
    To assess Police Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) in comparable overseas jurisdictions - Health and Medicine — Training of health and medical workers
    www.churchilltrust.com.au
    He is also a LT COL in the Army Reserve and has worked in and around Special Forces teams overseas and here in Australia, most notably deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    S4 Ep4 Leading Uphill with Mountaineer Chris Warner

    S4 Ep4 Leading Uphill with Mountaineer Chris Warner

    Chris Warner, Mountaineer, Second American to Summit every 8,000 meter peak
    Join Preston Cline as he and Chris Warner talk about his experiences in Mountaineering, in business, and in experiential education. Chris was one of Preston’s first instructors as a wilderness guide in 1989 and their lives have been intertwined ever since.
    https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/everest/this-climber-just-became-the-second-american-to-summit-every-8000-meter-peak/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S4 Ep3 Leading When It's Hard - Chief Brian Fennessy

    S4 Ep3 Leading When It's Hard - Chief Brian Fennessy

    Chief Brian Fennessy of the Orange County Fire Authority joins us to talk about leading and innovating in the face of history, tradition and bureaucracy. Brian began his career in 1978 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, working as a hotshot crewmember, hotshot/helishot/helitack captain and, ultimately, crew superintendent. In 1990, Fennessy joined the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) and, ultimately, became chief of the department in 2015. While he was with the SDFD, he developed and established a fire/rescue/EMS helicopter program. He became fire chief of the Orange County, CA, Fire Authority in 2018. Under his visionary guidance, OCFA’s Quick Reaction Force (QRF) — a groundbreaking public-private partnership with Southern California Edison — has revolutionized wildfire response. The QRF fleet, including CH-47 helitankers and intelligence helicopters, made over 2,200 drops, preventing new wildfires from exceeding 10 acres, 95 percent of the time. As fire chief Fennessy oversees 78 stations serving nearly 2 million residents in 23 municipalities and unincorporated area. The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) awarded Chief Fennessy the 2023 IAFC Fire Chief of the Year, noting that “Chief Fennessy’s remarkable contributions to the fire service have earned him the IAFC Chief of the Year recognition, a testament to his enduring commitment and dedication to making a lasting impact on the fire service community.”

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S4 Ep2 The Power of Staff Rides: South Canyon Fire Eric Hipke and Jim Cook

    S4 Ep2 The Power of Staff Rides: South Canyon Fire Eric Hipke and Jim Cook

    Preston converses with Eric Hipke and Jim Cook on the power of staff rides in the South Canyon Fire.
    Documentary
    1994 South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain
    https://youtu.be/ZzGTjfTHihU
    Highly recommended report to anyone interested in the fire behavior and firefighter movement on the fire. 
    Fire Behavior Associated with the South Canyon Fire (1998)
     
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/rm/pubs/rmrs_rp009.pdf
     
    Staff Ride Library: https://www.nwcg.gov/wfldp/toolbox/staff-ride/library
     

    • 1 hr 29 min
    S4 Ep 1 Commander Reid Wiseman: Transitioning from Training to Action

    S4 Ep 1 Commander Reid Wiseman: Transitioning from Training to Action

    Commander Reid Wiseman is an American astronaut, engineer, and naval aviator. He served as Chief of the Astronaut Office until November 14, 2022. He was a member of the crew of Expedition 40/41, which launched to the International Space Station on May 28, 2014, and returned on November 10, 2014. Before joining NASA, Wiseman was a naval aviator and test pilot. Wiseman was the Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office from June 2017, working under Chief Astronaut Patrick Forrester. On December 18, 2020, he was promoted to Chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA. Reid has been selected as commander of the crew for the Artemis 2 flight, which is planned to make a flyby of the Moon in 2024. He is the first commander of a lunar mission since Gene Cernan on Apollo 17 in 1972

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S3 Ep 8 Dr. Anna Simons: The Anthropology of Mission Critical Teams

    S3 Ep 8 Dr. Anna Simons: The Anthropology of Mission Critical Teams

    Dr. Anna Simons: The Anthropology of Mission Critical Teams
    Dr. Anna Simons recently retired as a Professor of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from Harvard University and an A.B. from Harvard College. She is the author of Networks of Dissolution: Somalia Undone and The Company They Keep: Life Inside the U.S. Army Special Forces. Most recently she is the co-author of The Sovereignty Solution: A Commonsense Approach to Global Security. Simons' focus has been on conflict, intervention, and the military from an anthropological perspective. Her work examines ties that bind members of groups together as well as divides which drive groups apart. 

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

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96 Ratings

96 Ratings

crabe001 ,

A great hidden podcast for those wanting to get better individually or train a team

Love this podcast. Wish I’d had access to this knowledge while I was still in the military. Should be required listening to service members, especially those in combat arms. Keep up the great work.

Poseidon0311 ,

Skip this podcast

This dude needs to let people talk and tell the story rather than running him boasting about his background/experience and running his mouth. I barely got 10 minutes in before I had to shut it off…

Tim211318 ,

Must listen

Exactly what the world needs right now.

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