Silver Back Size-Up
A look into why fire officers and firefighters miss obvious clues at the fire ground during their size-up. The fire service has been teaching us for years numerous acronyms and checklists to use when conducting a size-up and poor tactical decisions. Perceptional blindness affects people every day and firefighters are not any different. This program will help fire officers and firefighters alike understand how the mind process overflow visual information. Understanding our psychological and physiological limitations will assist in problem recognition and formalize an objective based size-up to focus on determining location and extent of fire as well as other critical fire ground elements.