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Anne E. Black
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Cataloging Information

Human Dimensions of Fire Management
Decisionmaking & Sensemaking
Organizational Learning & Innovation

NRFSN number: 16399
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If you were involved in the 2008 fire season in the West, you may have heard the term "Key Decision Log" or "KDL." This article describes the KDL concept, it's intent (past and present), how it was applied in 2008, and where the practice is heading.


Black, Anne E. 2009. The Key Decision Log: Facilitating high reliability and organizational learning. Fire Management Today. 69(2): 5-10.