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Resilience and high performance: What the wildland fire community can learn from the U.S. Military

Posted date: October 06, 2011
Publication Year: 
2011
Authors: Saveland, James
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: Saveland, James. 2011. Resilience and high performance: What the wildland fire community can learn from the U.S. Military. 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. 53-54.

Abstract

Recent advances in the science of psychology are rapidly mending the Cartesian mind-body rift. The U.S. Military has recognized the importance of mental fitness to compliment physical fitness. Health-of- the-Force was a strategic priority of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2009-2010. Wellness enhancement and training is one of the four focus areas of a Department of Defense task force report, The Challenge and the Promise: Strengthening the Force, Preventing Suicide, and Saving Lives; issued in August of 2010.

Citation

Saveland, James. 2011. Resilience and high performance: What the wildland fire community can learn from the U.S. Military. 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. 53-54.
Research Topics: 
Fire
Keywords: 
fitness; performance