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Title: Organizational factors in fire prevention: roles, obstacles, and recommendations

Author: Christiansen, John R.; Folkman, William S.; Warner, Keith W.; Woolcott, Michael L.

Date: 1976

Source: Res. Pap. PSW-116. Berkeley, CA: U.S.Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 13 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-116

Description: Problems being encountered in implementing fire prevention programs were explored by studying the organization for fire prevention at the Fish Lake, Uinta, and Wasatch National Forests in Utah. The study focused on role congruency in fire prevention activities and on the social and organizational obstacles to effective programs. The problems identified included lack of consistency and lack of adequate measures in determining success in fire prevention performance; limited career advancement potential based on fire prevention work; need for improvement in fire prevention technology particularly social technology; and need for more emphasis on fire prevention at all levels of the U.S. Forest Service. Recommendations for improving fire prevention performance are included.

Key Words: fire prevention, program evaluation, personnel development, role congruence, organizational obstacles

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Christiansen, John R.; Folkman, William S.; Warner, Keith W.; Woolcott, Michael L.   1976.  Organizational factors in fire prevention: roles, obstacles, and recommendations  Res. Pap. PSW-116. Berkeley, CA: U.S.Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 13 p.

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