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Learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews

Posted date: October 06, 2011
Publication Year: 
2011
Authors: Black, Anne E.; Thomas, Dave; Saveland, James; Ziegler, Jennifer D.
Publication Series: 
Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Source: In: Proceedings of 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; April 4-8 2011; Missoula, MT. Missoula, MT: International Association of Wildland Fire. 3 p.

Abstract

The U.S. wildland fire community has developed a number of innovative methods for conducting a review following escape of a prescribed fire (expanding on the typical regional or local reviews, to include more of a learning focus - expanded After Action Reviews, reviews that incorporate High Reliability Organizing, Facilitated Learning Analyses, etc). The stated purpose of these reviews has been to identify methods that not only meet policy requirements, but also reduce future escapes. Implicit in this is the assumption that a review leads to learning. Yet, as organizational learning expert David Garvin (2000) notes, learning may be said to have occurred only when individual behaviors change on the ground.

Citation

Black, Anne E.; Thomas, Dave; Saveland, James; Ziegler, Jennifer D. 2011. Learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews. In: Proceedings of 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; April 4-8 2011; Missoula, MT. Missoula, MT: International Association of Wildland Fire. 3 p.
Research Topics: 
Prescribed fire; Fire
National Strategic Program Areas: 
Wildland Fire and Fuels