Archive by category Culture

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

The Comfortable Routine of Complacency

The Comfortable Routine of Complacency

We all know we have habits. Some of them are good habits. And some of them are…well… not so good. The less often talked about cousin of a habit is …

Radio Discipline

Radio Discipline

A frequent contributing factor in firefighter casualty incidents is too much radio traffic. This can have a significant impact on first responder situational …

Episode 109 | The Perfect Storm

Episode 109 | The Perfect Storm

          This episode discusses the fire service “perfect storm” – a combination of unpredictable circumstances that lead to a …

The Irrational Obsession With Loss

The Irrational Obsession With Loss

There is a growing body of research revealing that many human’s have an irrational obsession with loss. Or, perhaps more accurately, an irrational …

Twelve Ways to Situational Awareness

Twelve Ways to Situational Awareness

Ho, Ho, Ho. Merry Christmas everyone! With Thanksgiving a day in the past, it is officially the Christmas season! I know everyone’s feeling particularly …

Are you assuming risk or creating risk?

Are you assuming risk or creating risk?

I recently read an article where the author was taking exception to the risk management maxim: ‘We will risk a lot to save a lot and risk little to save …

Safeguards – It’s a fair question

Safeguards – It’s a fair question

I had the opportunity today to talk with a very progressive fire chief about situational awareness. I really enjoy my conversations with him because I always …

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