Archive by category Cognitive Memory

These are the first responder situational awareness and decision making issues and opportunities related to cognitive memory.

Episode 141 | Confabulation

Episode 141 | Confabulation

In this episode, we explore how the brain confabulates – or makes up its own reality. In the absence of facts, the brain can start to invent or create its …

Episode 139 | Building expert knowledge

Episode 139 | Building expert knowledge

  In this episode, we discuss ideas for how to build expert knowledge in first responders, especially during a time when the number of structure fires is …

Episode 133 | The Devil’s Advocate

Episode 133 | The Devil’s Advocate

In this episode, we discuss the role of the devil’s advocate on emergency scenes and how the advocate can help when there is a flawed perception of reality. …

Episode 110 | Live Events Q&A

Episode 110 | Live Events Q&A

          In this episode I share some of the more commonly asked questions that come up during live Situational Awareness events. Length: 51 minutes …

You Can’t Handle the Truth!

You Can’t Handle the Truth!

If you have attended one of my new Mental Management of Emergencies programs you have learned how stress is a game-changer when it comes to firefighter …