Mind of Fire: Decision Making on the Fireground
This class is a guide to making decisions during high-risk events. The Mind of Fire will guide you through Col John Boyd’s O.O.D.A (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) loop and give you a mental model for decision-making. Drawing from social sciences and military strategy this class will lead you to make quick, rational decisions based on incomplete information and come away successful. Students will learn how to explicitly and implicitly make rapid decisions while creating novelty and reveling in ambiguity. The class partners lecture with interactive scenarios that will make firefighters comfortable with the concepts of uncertainty and tempo while reducing their reaction time, which will enable a quicker, more streamlined decision-making process.