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Episode 114 | Noise Can Impact Situational Awareness


       NoiseIn this episode, we explore how noise can impact situational awareness of first responders.

Length: 30 minutes
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A few years ago I had the honor of presenting at a conference called Fire Asia. It was hosted in Hong Kong and brought together fire professionals from Asia, Europe, and Australia. While there, I received a tour of the Hong Kong Fire Department training center.

One of the things that stood out to me is how they use noise to impact awareness while training responders. This episode shares my observations from the Hong Kong Fire Service and what we can learn from their use of noise during training.

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Safety Dance (1982)
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