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Learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews [Abstract]

Posted date: October 06, 2011
Publication Year: 
2011
Authors: Black, Anne E.; Thomas, Dave; Saveland, James
Publication Series: 
Abstract
Source: In: Robinson, M.; Ziegler, J.; Alexander, M.E.,; Bushey, C.L.; Ekstrom, M., comps. Program and Abstracts of 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; 4-8 April 2011; Missoula, MT. Missoula, MT: International Association of Wildland Fire. p. 56-57.

Abstract

Over the past decade, the wildland fire community has developed a number of innovative methods for conducting a review following escape of a prescribed fire. The stated purpose been to identify methods that not only meet policy requirements, but to reduce future escapes. Implicit is the assumption that a review leads to learning. Yet, as organizational learning expert David Garvin notes, a lesson is not learned just because the reasons and context for an error has been explored; true learning only occurs when behaviors change on the ground.

Citation

Black, Anne; Thomas, Dave; Saveland, Jim. 2011. Learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews [Abstract]. In: Robinson, M.; Ziegler, J.; Alexander, M.E.,; Bushey, C.L.; Ekstrom, M., comps. Program and Abstracts of 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; 4-8 April 2011; Missoula, MT. Missoula, MT: International Association of Wildland Fire. p. 56-57.
Research Topics: 
Prescribed fire; Fire
National Strategic Program Areas: 
Wildland Fire and Fuels