Outka-Perkins, Lisa ; Anderson, Leslie . 2005. Two Entrapment Avoidance Projects: Studying Crew Cohesion as a Social Human Factor. 0551 2821. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 22 p.
This paper discusses development work for two entrapment avoidance projects at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC). The Forest Service's two technology and development centers (one in Missoula, MT, the other in San Dimas, CA) create tools to help employees solve work problems in the field. The overall goal of the entrapment avoidance projects is to create "human factor" tools that can help crews reduce their chances of entrapment in wildland fire. Developing human factor tools requires working closely with the people who need the tools: wildland firefighters.
Keywords: fire fighting, firefighting, safety at work, sociology
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