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Decisions Management during Wildland Fires: Accidents Viewed as a Spatiotemporal Inadequacy
American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences
  • Karim Hardy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Submitting Campus
Worldwide
Department
Department of Undergraduate Studies
Document Type
Article
Publication/Presentation Date
1-1-2016
Disciplines
Abstract/Description
Extreme situations as wildland fires are a source of stress and pressure. In such events, decision-makers and incident commanders need to address a specific problem: how to manage time and resources to make meaningful decisions? Current models of accidents that exist to explain and manage catastrophes and disasters are inadequate and insufficient to deal with resources and time pressure due to uncertainty within a complex organization. Current incident response structures are incompetent and impotent to handle effectively a dynamic evolution of space and time in order to bring a situation back to stability adequately.
Publisher
Global Society of Scientific Research and Researchers
Citation Information
Karim Hardy. "Decisions Management during Wildland Fires: Accidents Viewed as a Spatiotemporal Inadequacy" American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences Vol. 23 Iss. 1 (2016) p. 63 - 77
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/karim-hardy/8/