First, do no harm

First, do no harm

    Primum non nocere is the Latin phrase that means “first, do no harm.” This is a commonly taught principle in healthcare. In fact, the …

Meta Awareness

Meta Awareness

  Developing and maintaining situational awareness at an emergency scene can be a very challenging task. Scenes are often stressful, complex, time …

What you don’t see can save you

What you don’t see can save you

I dedicate a lot of time during my situational awareness programs ensuring that first responders understand how clues and cues serve as the foundation for …

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 …

Situational Awareness is a Complex Topic

Situational Awareness is a Complex Topic

The topic of situational awareness is growing in popularity in the fire service and this is a good thing. For decades the casualty reports have revealed that …

Weather can impact situational awareness

Weather can impact situational awareness

You may recall from earlier discussions that situational awareness is formed by gathering information about what is happening in the environment around you. …

Where does intuition come from?

Where does intuition come from?

  It is amazing how many articles and videos I have watched lately in which they are talking about decision making based on “gut feel.” It is also …

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