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High reliability organizing implementation at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Posted date: September 26, 2008
Publication Year: 
2008
Authors: Christenson, David A.; DeGrosky, Mike; Black, Anne E.; Fay, Brett
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous
Source: HRO Case Studies. Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center. 12 p.

Abstract

It is said that action often precedes cognition. For example, wildland fire management personnel already do things in the course of their work that they will later recognize as consistent with the principles of high reliability organizing (HRO), once they know about those principles. In the case of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI), the fire management staff, spurred by the tragic death of one of their firefighters, had already embarked on a course of action to improve the safety of their fire and aviation management operations.

Citation

Christenson, David A.; DeGrosky, Mike; Black, Anne E.; Fay, Brett 2008. High reliability organizing implementation at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. HRO Case Studies. Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center. 12 p.