More Visibility = More Awareness

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Keeping Your Options Open During Emergencies

Many times, we hear stories of an active shooter or armed intruder, we hear that victims heard chaos and looked for the nearest exit to escape but ended up in more danger. When attempting to escape, victims tend to run blindly, not really knowing where the incident is or the location of the shooter/intruder. Unfortunately since the focus is just on trying to get out, victims may actually be running toward danger due to lack of visibility and awareness of their surroundings prior to the incident. Keep reading to learn how visibility is directly linked to awareness and how these critical opportunities can help when in an emergency situation. Read More

Increase Your Situational Awareness

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Situational awareness is defined as,

“The ability to identify, process, and comprehend critical elements of information about what is happening to the team with regards to the mission. More simply, it is knowing what is going on around you.” *

Situational awareness is not just important for those in law enforcement, or the military, it is critical for all individuals to be aware of their surroundings for a number of safety and security reasons. Increasing your situational awareness may help you to notice a shoplifter, or may provide you with enough information to exit before an emergency occurs. Read More