Awareness is a Choice: Paying Attention & Being Prepared

Situational awareness is more than just knowing what’s going on around you by scanning the environment. It requires that you understand what you’re looking for when you’re skimming the area. You don’t need years of training to notice when something is out of place, especially if you frequent the same locations. If you pay attention, then you’ll always know when something doesn’t seem, feel, smell, or sound right.