RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)

Situation Awareness

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Situation awareness is a common term in the wildland fire service. Understanding what it means and how to develop it, remain a subject fo much debate.
Category: Operations
Core Component(s): Other Hazards & Safety Issues
Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 11:12

 

Intent

Take a new look at situation awareness and its complex components.

Facilitator Preparation

  • Review the video and module tools.
  • Consider additional activities and discussion questions pertinent to the location and agency.

Facilitating the Discussion

  • Show the video.
  • Facilitate a small or large group discussion using the discussion questions.

Discussion Questions

  1. What are some examples of attention traps on the fireline?
  2. How can you mitigate attention traps?
  3. How does group interaction and communication help you think critically about the situation?
  4. How can you participate in the group sensemaking process?
  5. How can you be ready to adapt your plan when the situation changes?

Resources

Additional Video Information

This video is also available as a download. (Size 114 MB)‚Äč

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Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2020-03-11

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