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Situational awareness : for emergency response

Author: Richard B Gasaway
Publisher: Tulsa, Oklahoma : PennWell/Fire Engineering, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Situational awareness is more complex than simply noticing what is happening around you. An emergency responder must capture clues and cues in the emergency environment, make sense of the information, and predict what will happen next. In Situational Awareness for Emergency Response, Richard Gasaway establishes the foundation of decision making and the role of situational awareness in high-risk public safety  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Gasaway
ISBN: 9781593703073 1593703074
OCLC Number: 827119583
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Understanding decision making and situational awareness --
Introduction --
Traditional decision-making process --
Recognition-primed decision-making process --
Understanding the barriers that challenge commander situational awareness --
Situational awareness --
Situational awareness research --
Staffing barriers --
Communications barriers --
Physical and mental stress barriers --
Workload management barriers --
Human-factor barriers --
Attention-management barriers --
Command-support barriers --
Data and information management barriers --
Mission and goal barriers --
Mental model barriers --
Command location barriers --
Teamwork barriers --
First responder situational awareness lessons & best practices --
Lessons for first responders --
Fireground command best practices --
Twenty-five point command health check-up --
Epilogue --
Frequently asked situational awareness questions --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard B. Gasaway, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Public Safety Laboratory.

Abstract:

"Situational awareness is more complex than simply noticing what is happening around you. An emergency responder must capture clues and cues in the emergency environment, make sense of the information, and predict what will happen next. In Situational Awareness for Emergency Response, Richard Gasaway establishes the foundation of decision making and the role of situational awareness in high-risk public safety environments. He explains his original research on command decisions and the barriers that challenge a commander's situational awareness, and offers lessons learned and best practices that can assist responders in preventing or overcoming the situational awareness barriers.".
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