There are many definitions all of which explain what situational awareness is in a similar way. The term we use is as follows: Situational Awareness is “closely monitoring what is going on around you in a complex and dynamic environment”.

Closely monitoring what’s going on around you will help you make better and quicker decisions based on the situation. The word “complex” refers to the new environment in which you are suddenly placed. You walk off an airplane and out of an airport terminal into a new world in which you are not familiar. And “dynamic” refers to the activity that is happening around you.

In this short video clip from the Crisis Coordinator Webinar Series, Rob Burton defines situational awareness and its importance during a crisis.

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