Nearly every month I wonder what I am going to talk about for the blog and monthly newsletter. I received an email this last week where the subject was regarding situational awareness and personal safety. Although I talk about this a lot with people around the country and no matter what I might be teaching or leading a seminar on, this subject is vital to nearly every aspect of church and personal security.
We live in a society that that has so many distractions, that it is easy to lose sight of being situationally aware of what is going on. People don’t realize that being situationally aware has to take place all the time. There are activities where hopefully we are doing it naturally. One example being when you drive your car. But first, let’s define what situational awareness really is. The Army Field Manual defines it as: “Knowledge and understanding of the current situation which promotes timely, relevant and accurate assessment of friendly, competitive and other operations within the battle space in order to facilitate decision making. An informational perspective and skill that fosters an ability to determine quickly the context and relevance of events that are unfolding.” I have highlighted some of the key points in this definition.
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