Archive by category Situational awareness

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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 …

Appoint a DA to improve your SA

Appoint a DA to improve your SA

In the business world it is not uncommon for executives to appoint someone on the senior staff to serve as the Devil’s Advocate (DA) when considering a major …

Aggressiveness and Situational Awareness

Aggressiveness and Situational Awareness

I was recently contacted by email from a Situational Awareness Matters member asking if aggressiveness and safety can co-exist at an emergency scene. My answer …

A situational awareness paradigm shift

A situational awareness paradigm shift

Paradigm: A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitute a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them . Recent research …

A Must-See Safety Video

A Must-See Safety Video

I would like to recommend that you all watch this video created by the Chicago Fire Department, depicting

360° Size Up

360° Size Up

 It’s really quite a simple premise. To capture clues and cues requires seeing or hearing them. At a structure fire, the visual clues and cues occupy a …

No SOPs = No Game Plan

No SOPs = No Game Plan

  I have many opportunities to talk with first responders about the importance of having Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or Standard Operating …

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