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Episode 39 – Station Alerting Noise Can Impact Situational Awareness

Loud NoiseThis episode was inspired by a long conversation I had with some firefighters following one of my situational awareness programs about challenges they are facing with their station alerting noise so I decided to dedicate an episode to this potential situational awareness barrier.

Length: 49 minutes
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Too LoudDuring this episode I discuss:

  1. The impact loud noises can have on stress levels.
  2. How noise triggers primal defenses.
  3. The long-term impact of noise exposure.
  4. The need to upgrade station alerting systems.

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