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I am seeing an increase in the use of mobile data computers as a tool used by incident commanders. Commanders are using computers to capture and manage information, aid in decision making and in some cases as a tool in … Continue reading
Albert Einstein is credited with saying “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.” If you have spent time reading a large number of firefighter fatality reports, you might start to see the real-life … Continue reading
The advice “expect the unexpected” can lead to a great deal of criticism. For example, if one can expect something to happen, then it is (technically) no longer unexpected… and so on. Setting all the hair-splitting aside, to expect the … Continue reading
As I talk with first responders in classes about the impact of distractions and interruptions on situational awareness I find myself often being asked: What’s the difference? While there are distinctly different causes for distractions and interruptions, the outcome is … Continue reading
There are four levels of progression a person goes through in the development of competence. The pathway begins with a complete unawareness of how little a person knows and progresses to a complete unawareness of how much a person knows. … Continue reading
Recently I had a video clip shared with me of a residential dwelling fire. The video captures a flashover event. It was reported to me that firefighters were operating inside the structure when it occurred. As I watched the video … Continue reading