Study Highlights Firefighter Safety Process

Many fire departments try to minimize accidents and injuries through after action reviews. Associate Professor Cliff Scott helped study what makes for a good or bad after action review, what makes a review satisfying to attendees, and the review’s impact on group safety norms. His study also looked at the effects of good attendee behavior on desirable outcomes for reviews in organizations that have fewer accidents than average.

Though the study is published in “Safety Science,” FEMA’s U.S. Fire Administration has some of the research on its site: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/current_events/111617.html