Tag Archives: information overload

Technology can help and hurt situational awareness

You don’t have to look far and wide to locate cleaver marketing campaigns that make outrageous claims to improve our lives or solve our problems. I’ve been noticing this trend now as it relates to products claiming they “create” situational … Continue reading

Posted in Computers, firefighter situational awareness, Information overload, Mental Models, Safety, Situational awareness, Technology, Workload Management | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Staffing for the Mayday/Rapid Intervention

I recently received an inquiry from an SAMatters member asking my thoughts on front loading command personnel in the event of a Mayday. Specifically, the reader wanted to know if I thought it was a good idea. I could answer … Continue reading

Posted in Attention Management, Auditory exclusion, Communications, Crew Resource Management, Decision Making, firefighter situational awareness, Mayday and RIT, Safety, Situational awareness, Teamwork, Workload Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Understanding Stress – Part 7: Information Overload

Welcome to Part 7 of my series on stress and its impact on first responder situational awareness. I appreciate all the very nice comments I have received by email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep them coming. Your messages inspire and … Continue reading

Posted in Attention Management, Checklists, Communications, Decision Making, firefighter situational awareness, Information overload, Neuroscience, Safety, Situational awareness, Stress, Workload Management, Worksheets | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments