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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 3,600 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).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive.

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Focusing on the 1974 Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight 514 crash, Tompkins discusses the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) investigation of the crash and points to communication between the pilot and controllers and communication between airline organizations as principle contributors to the tragedy. Using this analysis...
Author(s): Phillip K. Tompkins
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This chapter overviews the history of hazard management in the United States, and defines what constitutes a “disaster” by federal standards. Popkin provides a history of federal and state policies and programs established and maintained in the United States since 1803. Despite historic moves to ensure federally funded hazard...
Author(s): Roy S. Popkin
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Make Every Decision Your Best Decision Executives rate decision-making ability as the most important business skill, but few people have the training they need to make good decisions consistently. Becoming a good decision-maker is like training to be a top athlete: Just as the best coaches use training methods to help athletes...
Author(s): J. Edward Russo, Paul J. H. Schoemaker
Year Published: 1989
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Economic efficiency and risk have long been considered during the selection of fire management programs and the design of fire management polices. The risk considerations was largely subjective, however, and efficiency has only recently been calculated for selected portions of the fire management program. The highly stochastic...
Author(s): Thomas J. Mills, Frederick W. Bratten
Year Published: 1988
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Safety and danger are usually seen as opposites that exclude one another in practice. Safety is often seen as the absence of danger, and danger is often seen as the absence of safety. This book, however, argues that the two conditions are unavoidably and unconditionally connected and that continued safety must encourage the...
Author(s): Aaron Wildavsky
Year Published: 1987
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This is a classic textbook written by three well known authors (Kahneman recently won the Nobel Prize for economics) who have spent their careers working in the psychological fields of understanding how people make decisions under uncertainty. The introduction to this edited volume identifies three heuristics (in other words, rules...
Year Published: 1986
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Perceptions of risk and danger are largely based on what society and organizations choose to value and what they choose to fear. Often, these values are shaped by larger organizational and political interests that bias perceptions of risk, danger, and responses that reinforce the values they match. Scientific disagreement on what...
Author(s): Mary Douglas, Aaron Wildavsky
Year Published: 1982
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This article addresses how organizations deal with adversity and how organizations adapt within adverse conditions. The authors comment that most research emphasizes “organizational and not individual or group responses to adversity,” and those studies tend to “take a functional stance”. What those approaches leave out is the...
Author(s): Barry Staw, Lance Sandelands, Jane Dutton
Year Published: 1981
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The principles of data modification are demonstrated through an example in Oregon’s Rogue River Basin where LANDFIRE data were calibrated for use in a wildfire hazard analysis.
Type: Media : Webinar
This is the second webinar in a series of three, developed by LANDFIRE, the Northern Rockies and Southern Rockies Fire Science Networks, and the Joint Fire Science Program. The webinar series is designed to introduce LANDFIRE data and tools, examine an on-the-ground application project in the Rockies region, and look at ways to...
Type: Media : Webinar


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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).