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Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews

Overview

Through a series of five dialogues sessions with fire managers from across the US (Denver, CO; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Tallahassee, FL; and Tucson, AZ), we sought to understand and improve individual and organizational learning from reviews of escaped prescribed fires.

Results have influenced the National Wildfire Coordinating Groups revision of the Interagency Prescribed Fire Guide and are presented here in a series of podcasts, workshop summaries, presentations, and papers.

Initial Workshop Summaries

Black, A.E.; Ziegler, J.; Thomas, D. 2011. Learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews: workshop flip chart summary. 9p.

Black, A.E.; Ziegler, J.; Thomas, D. 2011. Learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews: workshop discussion summary. 11p.

Black, A.E.; Thomas, D.; Saveland, J. 2011. Learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews A Joint Fire Science Project Initial Findings. 2p.

Podcasts

Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews

Part 1: Building a Prescribed Fire Learning Organization at the Local Unit Level

Part 2: Establishing a Robust Learning Culture

Part 3: Creating, Sharing, and Using Prescribed Fire Insights Locally

Part 4: Using Dialogue to Improve Learning from Prescribed Fire Operations

Part 5: Tips and Techniques to Deepen Prescribed Fire Organizational Learning

Part 6: Leading Organizational Learning in Prescribed Fire Operations

Part 7: Stories Are Not Sterilized

Management Presentations

Black, A.E.. May, 2011. Invited to briefing Forest Service Region 8 Fire Staff and Southern Fire Chiefs during their May conference call regarding JFSP project 'Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews'.

Black, A.E. July 20, 2011. Invited briefing of Forest Service's National Fuels Group on their July conference call regarding JFSP project 'Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews'

NWCG Fire Use Subcommittee: Black, A.E. Dec 14, 2011. Invited briefing of NWCG's Fire Use Subcommittee on JFSP project 'Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews'. Lakewood, CO.

USFWS National Fuels Meeting. January 25, 2012. Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire. (VTC Missoula-Atlanta)

NWCG Fuels Management Committee. February 2, 2012. Boise, ID.

Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center Webinar. International webinar, available on-line at the LLC website. February 21, 2012.

US Forest Service National Fuels Group. March 29, 2012.

Conference Presentations

Black, A.; Thomas, D.; Saveland, J.; Ziegler, J.D. 2011. Learning from Escaped prescribed fire reviews. 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; 4-8 April 2011; Missoula, MT. Missoula.

Black, A.E.; J.Ziegler; J. Saveland; D. Thomas. 2012. Learning as a Shared Responsibility: insights about escaped prescribed fire reviews. (Presentation) 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland, Seattle, WA April 17-19, 2012. Also: 12th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit. Oct 25-26, 2012, Sydney, Australia.

Ziegler, J., A.E. Black. 2012. Pleasing some of the people some of the time: how authors, subjects, and readers assess the complex landscape of audience in wildland fire incident reviews. (Presentation) 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland, Seattle, WA April 17-19, 2012.

Black, A.E. 2012. Tips, Techniques, and Suggestions for Improving Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews. (Poster) 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland, Seattle, WA April 17-19, 2012.

Publications

Black, A.E.; Saveland, J.; Thomas, D.; Ziegler, J. 2012. Using escaped prescribed fire reviews to improve organizational learning. Final Report to Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP project 10-2-05-1).

Black, A.E.; Thomas, D.; Ziegler, J.; Saveland, J. 2012. Learning as a shared responsibility: Insights from a series of dialogic workshops with practitioners, leaders, and researchers. [Abstract] In: Robinson, M. comp. Program and Abstracts of 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference; 17-19 April 2012; Seattle, WA. p. 107.

Black, A.E.; Thomas, D.; Ziegler, J.; Saveland, J. 2012. Tips, techniques, and suggestions for improving learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews. [Poster Abstract] In: Robinson, M. comp. Program and Abstracts of 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference; 17-19 April 2012; Seattle, WA. P 136.

Dether, Deirdre; Black, Anne. 2006. Learning from escaped prescribed fires - lessons for high reliability. Fire Management Today. 66(4):50-56.