Archive by category Teamwork

These are the first responder situational awareness and decision making issues and opportunities related to team work, team coordination and team dynamics.

Episode 217 | Overstaffing

Episode 217 | Overstaffing

This episode explores how over staffing can impact situational awareness.  Length: 29 minutes Click the YouTube icon to watch the full VIDEO     …

Mayday Radio Channel

Mayday Radio Channel

I recently was contacted by a fire officer asking whether their mayday procedure should include a provision for a dedicated mayday channel for the distressed …

Ignoring the Signs of Danger

Ignoring the Signs of Danger

A lesson on situational awareness: The tones drop for a reported residential fire. On the way, dispatch reports multiple calls, confirming a working fire. On …

Episode 206 | Competing Goals

Episode 206 | Competing Goals

This episode examines how competing goals can impact situational awareness.  Length: 31 minutes             click the YouTube …

Episode 203 | Normalization of Deviance

Episode 203 | Normalization of Deviance

When we are operating under conditions of stress and consequence, coupled with changing conditions and time compression, we can feel a sense of urgency and …

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