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Title: Change as a factor in advancing fire-management decisionmaking and program effectiveness

Author: Zimmerman, Thomas.

Year: 2011

Publication: In: McCaffrey, Sarah M.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. 2011. Proceedings of the second conference on the human dimensions of wildland fire. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-84. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 14-23.

Abstract: Wildland fire management—as evidenced by its nature, historical growth, and development—can be characterized as a program of constant change. To become better able to meet changing conditions and complexity, fire management must be agile, flexible, and able to embrace change. But many challenges and limitations to acceptance continue to hamper moving fire management advances into practice. Recent innovations in science and technology present opportunities to improve the organizational performance and effectiveness of fire management. The Wildland Fire Decision Support System application is one example of an effort to increase flexibility and agility and improve fire-management decisionmaking and program effectiveness.

Last Modified: 8/10/2011

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