The mission of this website and my personal passion for situational awareness is to help first responders see the bad things coming in time to change the outcome. Consistent with that mission, I try to help responders understand how various aspects of the job - from training, to human factors, to command competence and everything in between – can influence situational awareness in high-stress, high-consequence decision making environments.
Now I want to introduce you to the concept that you have multiple situational awarenesses, three in fact. Each dimension of situational awareness requires you to capture clues and cues, comprehend those clues and cues into meaning and to predict future events. Let’s explore the three dimensions of your situational awareness.