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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 2,900 documents, which have been carefully categorized by the NRFSN to highlight topics and ecosystems important in the Northern Rockies Region. Categorized resources include records from the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).

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From the text ... "This article discusses factors that are critical to both firefighters and fire managers in ensuring a safe and productive workforce. First, it discusses such items as the work environment, the firefighter workforce, physical fitness, nutrition, work/rest cycles, lifestyle choices, and job requirements. Next, it...
Author(s): Richard Mangan
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This edited book is an excellent resource for those who wish to probe deeper into the state of the art research on emerging issues in judgment and decision making. The editors’ stated purpose is to provide “fresh perspectives on decision making”. The authors are particularly interested in how non-traditional topics such as memory,...
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This article offers four alternative prescriptions for making strategic choices in organizations: 1) analysis; 2) inspiration; 3) bargaining; and 4) judgment. Decision makers should use analysis when both the objectives and the means for producing results are knowable. This means commissioning a pilot test to evaluate means and...
Author(s): Paul C. Nutt
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
On the Dude Fire Staff Ride, we retraced the steps of people who were under pressure. Some of those people handled pressure well. Some didn’t. For a richer understanding of the Dude Fire, we should focus on what happens when people are overcome by events; then we might be in a better position to prevent similar tragedies in the...
Author(s): Karl E. Weick
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In this book, Nutt discusses why half of all decisions that are made fail, how a decision becomes a fiasco, and how failures can be prevented. Failed decisions occur as a result of three blunders (rushing to judgment, misusing resources, and applying failure-prone tactics) and seven traps (misleading claims, barriers to action, lack...
Author(s): Paul C. Nutt
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Comparing several well-known wildfires, Weick argues for a causal connection between firefighter tool retention and fatalities. To Weick, tools are an extension of firefighter identity and to drop one’s tools is to let go of one’s identity. He believes improvisation during high stress situations will increase safety and help...
Author(s): Karl E. Weick
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This collection of Weick’s writings addresses a central theme of organizational sensemaking, which he defines as a means by which organizational members retrospectively make sense of situations, actions, and choices. The first part of the book describes what sensemaking is and how it fits within the context of organizations,...
Author(s): Karl E. Weick
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This article critiques two predominant forms of decision making: rational-choice and the intuitive approach. The authors suggest a more productive approach to decision making is the experiential, or “recognize/react,” approach. The experiential approach asserts that experience provides decision makers the ability to size up...
Author(s): Gary Klein, Karl E. Weick
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Esso gas plant explosion of 1998 represents a series of organizational failures that resulted in devastating consequences, including two deaths. This book examines those organizational failures through the findings of the Royal Commission. The author argues that the accident was preventable and was caused by a number of failures...
Author(s): Andrew Hopkins
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Creating a learning organization is a much needed, yet difficult to implement asset for any organization. While most managers agree on the importance of building this skill, few understand how to get started, what tools and techniques are needed, or even how to tell when they have truly created a learning organization. This book...
Author(s): David Garvin
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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These resources are compiled in partnership with the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).