Are We Preparing for the Wrong Threats?

Jeff Rusteen at Firehouse
June 9, 2015

Our responsibilities have expanded dramatically. We are confronting new challenges that demand the ability to adapt to ambiguous situations. But it seems that most of our training focuses on “base conditions,” or what we expect based on responses we have been on before. We must be ready for complex incidents that quickly lead to chaos. We have to be ready for anything!

Jeff Rusteen’s Firehouse article warns us not to fall into rule-of-thumb decision making, but instead, to be ready for a complex attack that requires multiple resources working together.

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