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An applied process for learning during the COVID-19 pandemic


Theodore Adams



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Magazines or Trade Publications

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Rocky Mountain Research Station


Fire Management Today. 80(1): 14-19.


Wildland fire management is an extraordinary work environment highly influenced by environmental, social, economic, cultural, political, and psychological conditions (Putnam 1995). The office of Human Performance and Innovation and Organizational Learning (HP&IOL) focuses a critical lens on learning and how the multiagency wildland fire community can learn from significant events. HP&IOL is tasked with capturing, analyzing, and describing the complexities that unfold during fire operations and with turning the outcomes into learning opportunities for improving the interagency fire organization. The primary focus is on learning from unintended outcomes.


Flores, David; Gumm, Jim; Adams, Theodore. 2022. An applied process for learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fire Management Today. 80(1): 14-19.

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