What is situational awareness and why should we pay attention?
Situational awareness is, “the concept and practice of being cognizant of specific factors about one’s surroundings and how they relate to the individual’s safety. In its most basic form, situational awareness is knowing what is going on around the individual: people, time of day, vehicles, and the potential threat that those elements pose. More advanced training of situational awareness is designed to enable people to anticipate threats and act accordingly” (Turner, 2019).
Whenever I first hear this term I think about my stepdad and training with him to study the art of Isshin-ryu. He instilled in me at the age of 14 the importance of being aware of my surroundings. Almost 30 years ago he started those conversations with me and I know it created a foundation for me to be aware of what is going on around me. I had an opportunity to connect with today’s sharer of light about five years ago.
I am excited to have you all here with our next sharer of light James DeMeo, former detective, former security supervisor for the leadership team opening the Barclays Center and author of “What’s Your Plan.”
Today, James shares with us insights about the importance of risk management, situational awareness, and resources to help us navigate crises and unprecedented times.
Happy Friendly Light Friday!
With love, light and wellbeing,
Sharing Light with James DeMeo