intuition

Episode 201 | When Unexpected Things Happen

In this episode, we explore what happens when faced with unexpected situations and your brain tries to make sense of the unexpected.  Length: 33 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen

Episode170 | Interview with Brad Davidson

Brad Davidson is an industrial firefighter who was conducting an inspection on a furnace when his intuition told him something was wrong. This episode chronicles how trusting his intuition may have saved his life. Length: 49 minutes Click the YouTube icon to listen     _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational …

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Episode 143 | Memory and situational awareness

    In this episode, we examine the role that short-term and long-term memory plays in helping first responders develop and maintain situational awareness. Length: 29 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen     _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check out …

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Episode 85 | What is Situational Awareness?

       In this episode, we go back to the basics and explain what situational awareness is, how it is developed and why it is so important to first responder decision making. This isn’t something we’ve done since episode #1.       Length: 39 minutes Click the YouTube icon to listen     _____________________________________________________ …

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Episode 57: Interview with Close Call Survivor Jeff Cheshire

Speedway Fire Department (Indiana) Lieutenant Jeff Cheshire recalls an incident where his crew was overrun by changing fire conditions while operating on the third floor of an apartment building fire.     Length: 63 minutes Click the YouTube icon to listen     _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and …

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Episode 56: Explaining the neuroscience behind your gut feelings

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 disheartening how many first responders I have interviewed who have admitted to me that they have dismissed their gut feelings and proceeded to do things that resulted in …

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