Live streaming video – A new depth of situational awareness

In Europe, 2 million to 2.5 million fires are reported per year, resulting in up to 25,000 deaths. These can incorporate anything from a blaze in an urban high-rise building to a remote wildfire, each of which requires access to…

The Deadly Dozen: Twelve barriers that can impact situational awareness – Part 3

Flawed situational awareness is one of the leading contributing factors in first responder near-miss and casualty events. Over the past ten years I have uncovered and researched over one hundred barriers that can flaw first responder awareness and, perhaps more…

The Deadly Dozen: Twelve barriers that can impact situational awareness – Part 2

The research I have conducted over the past ten years has focused on the barriers that impact first responder situational awareness and subsequently contribute to errors in decision making. There are more than one hundred potential barriers to awareness. In…

The Deadly Dozen: Twelve barriers that can impact situational awareness – Part 1

Flawed situational awareness is one of the leading contributing factors in first responder near-miss and casualty events. Complicating this problem is: Most first responders know very little about what situational awareness is, how they develop it, how it is impacted…

The Stealth Killer of First Responders: Part 2

In the previous issue we discussed the definition for situational awareness and shared some examples for how situational awareness can be impacted. In this installment you will be provided with ten situational awareness best practices. This list was developed based…

The Stealth Killer of First Responders Part 1

Flawed situational awareness is one of the leading contributing factors in first responder near-miss and casualty events. Complicating this problem is that most first responders know very little about what situational awareness is, how they develop it, how they lose…

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