Sorry I’m a bit late getting out of the gate so playing catch up here
AWARENESS – a vital part of size up for firefighters, police officers, paramedics (or any first responder) when it comes to approaching the scene of a call whether it’s an accident, fire, burglary, domestic, what have you.
Back in the days that I took my EMT course (Basic level) we were taught that the first question you must ask yourself is “Is the Scene Safe?” To know this you must be aware of what’s going on. Even after the scene is considered “safe” you must maintain awareness of the situation around you to ensure that it remains safe.
Of course apart of being a police officer, firefighter, or paramedic entails going into situations that are not considered (by the average citizen) to be safe…. But Being aware of the situation around you (Situational Awareness) and being ready for unexpected trouble you can drastically reduce the chances of a controllable situation from getting out of hand….
Remember Always Stay AWARE and StaySAFE!
Thought I’d start off the first five blogs with a couple people I’ve actually “met” before learning of this challenge:
Rhymetime24: This cat has a flair that’s rare… He can make anything rhyme – That’s right… Any time
ChasingRevery: I know she’s on the list somewhere (co-host of the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop – Photo Prompt & the Collaboration Challenge – can’t wait for next one)
What better way to start off the day with a cup of hot coffee…. And some great blogs: