Come down off the high perch of judgment

Come down off the high perch of judgment

At the start of the Flawed Situational Awareness program I share a story about my early years as a company officer and subsequently as a command-level officer. …

Teaching decision making to firefighters

Teaching decision making to firefighters

In a recent class I engaged in a discussion with an officer who took exception with my recommendation that firefighters should be taught how to use situational …

The Normalization of Deviance

The Normalization of Deviance

It’s an odd term… normalization of deviance. But the term, and the premise behind the term, provides a valuable explanation as to some of the behaviors we …

Divided Attention Test

Divided Attention Test

In a recent Mental Management of Emergencies program, we were talking about multitasking. During the discussion I explained what happens when a person attempts …

Actions of the first-in officer

Actions of the first-in officer

During a recent Flawed situational awareness program I engaged the class in a discussion of what the actions of the first-in officer should be once the …

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