One of the most challenging parts of situational awareness development is making an accurate prediction about what is going to happen in the future. This is one of the most often overlooked components of situational awareness development and the outcome can be catastrophic.
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Developing situational awareness is a three-part process that begins with perception, and then understanding, and finally prediction – or forecasting what is going to happen in the future. Many first responders are good at the perception and understanding part, but the prediction part can present some real challenges. This episode discusses the process for predicting future outcomes.
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