Nothing compares to a good story. Whether we are talking about children’s bedtime stories, fun stories that you tell your friends or… stories that explain extreme events and put things into perspective. As humans, we live to tell stories. When we make a decision, we base it upon a scenario – which is basically a […]
We think that we control our brain, but the truth is, it does what it wants. This is why mind training techniques are vital for your success during an extreme incident. Your brain has been designed by thousands of generations of human existence to prioritize survival. For example, you might have to go through a […]
During our trainings with various teams of first responders, we notice a lot of them possess immense self-control. This is not necessarily the case during a real-life event, which often leads to casualty identification mistakes. What we need to make sure during the trainings is that the teams know how to avoid the common mistakes […]
The dog tag you wear on your neck when you go on a mission… Hoping your comrades will never have to search for it in order to identify you… Hoping you will never have to manage a missing persons or casualty identification event. But if this kind of event occurs, you need to know you […]
Fact: one of the most difficult effects to achieve during the simulation of a real-life event is the mental challenge. Why? The mental challenge is the result of several factors, combined: The way in which we experience the incident – this is the largest “surprise” factor and it might include feelings of guilt towards possible […]
What is the secret to being successful in dealing with a crisis? How do you gain and develop mental resilience in such a way that you can function at your best capacity during a crisis? Let’s discuss eight ways in which you can develop mental resilience 1. Preserve your mental energy In any physical activity, […]
Attention: Experience in dealing with routine incidents does not prepare you for an extreme incident! As a first responder, you train for extreme incidents your entire professional life. Yet, when you experience it for the first time, it’s beyond anything you learned.