2014 Year in Review

2014 Year in Review

I am in a mastermind group of fellow road warriors. We share ideas, best practices and commiserate about our travels and time away from our families. It’s …

What you don’t see can save you

What you don’t see can save you

I dedicate a lot of time during my situational awareness programs ensuring that first responders understand how clues and cues serve as the foundation for …

“I’m better prepared…”

“I now have a much better understanding of the neuroscience of situational awareness and decision making. I am better prepared to manage the barriers to …

Situational Awareness is a Complex Topic

Situational Awareness is a Complex Topic

The topic of situational awareness is growing in popularity in the fire service and this is a good thing. For decades the casualty reports have revealed that …

Weather can impact situational awareness

Weather can impact situational awareness

You may recall from earlier discussions that situational awareness is formed by gathering information about what is happening in the environment around you. …

Where does intuition come from?

Where does intuition come from?

  It is amazing how many articles and videos I have watched lately in which they are talking about decision making based on “gut feel.” It is also …

Exciting changes coming to SAMatters!

Exciting changes coming to SAMatters!

In case you missed the announcements made in the October newsletter, there are some exciting changes coming to the SAMatters community. This month (October …