As part of the Forest Service’s quest to be a learning organization, it is important for all levels of the agency to learn as much as possible from accidents and incidents. In 2015, agency leadership directed the Forest Service Innovation and Organizational Learning team (IOL) to look across multiple years of incidents and accidents to see what lessons could be learned by taking a “meta” approach to systematically reviewing past events. Looking across multiple incidents allows themes to be detected in ways that single accidents don’t allow. The resulting effort, the Wildland Fire Metareview, 2007-2016, examined accidents and incidents, including fatality incidents, in the Forest Service over a ten-year period.
The team behind the metareview is hosting this webinar.