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Organizational factors in fire prevention : roles, obstacles, and recommendations

Author: John R Christiansen
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1976.
Series: USDA Forest Service research paper PSW, 116.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Organizational factors in fire prevention.
Berkeley, Calif. : Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1976
(OCoLC)624218916
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Christiansen
OCLC Number: 2763207
Notes: Cover title.
Description: 13 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Series Title: USDA Forest Service research paper PSW, 116.
Responsibility: John R. Christiansen [and others].

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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.

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