Responding with Awareness...What's this all about?
What are you thinking about when you respond to an event? Location, construction type, occupancy, road and weather conditions, perhaps. How about awareness?
What's this awareness stuff all about? Its about waking up in a different world. That wake up might be in the middle of an event; such as when you hear the "mayday" being called on what you thought was a simple bread and butter operation. That wake up may come when you least expect it...
Responding with Awareness means waking up before the alarm goes off.
Talking with many responders during a recent delivery of my program Maintaining a Culture of Preparedness, it became clear to me that we haven't done a good job of teaching awareness or preparedness. We have learned to hit the snooze alarm pretty well.