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The relationship of jet streams to forest fires

Author(s): V. J. Schaefer
Year Published: 1957
Description:

Problems being encountered in implementing fire prevention programs were explored by studying the organization for fire prevention at the Fish Lake, Uinta, and Wasatch National Forests in Utah. The study focused on role congruency in fire prevention activities and on the social and organizational obstacles to effective programs. The problems identified included lack of consistency and lack of adequate measures in determining success in fire prevention performance; limited career advancement potential based on fire prevention work; need for improvement in fire prevention technology particularly social technology; and need for more emphasis on fire prevention at all levels of the U.S. Forest Service. Recommendations for improving fire prevention performance are included.

Citation: Schaefer, V.J. 1957. The relationship of jet streams to forest fires. Journal of Forestry. 55(6): 419-425.
Topic(s): Human Dimensions of Fire Management, Organizational Effectiveness, Human Performance
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 11470
FRAMES RCS number: 11857
Record updated: Jun 13, 2018