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Learning from escaped prescribed fires - lessons for high reliability


Deirdre Dether



Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station


Fire Management Today. 66(4):50-56.


Meeting national goals for hazardous fuels reduction and ecosystem restoration would be difficult - if not impossible - without utilizing prescribed fire. Suspension of prescribed fire programs, as often happens following an escape, limits Federal capacity to meet programmatic, social, and ecological goals.


Dether, Deirdre; Black, Anne. 2006. Learning from escaped prescribed fires - lessons for high reliability. Fire Management Today. 66(4):50-56.

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