|Title||Getting the best bang for your buck: Ad hoc or pre-formed incident management teams? |
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings |
|Year of Conference||2012 |
|Authors||Hayes, P, Omodei, M |
|Conference Name||IAWF 3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference, Seattle, WA, 17-19 April 2012 |
|Abstract||An ongoing challenge for agencies managing wildfires is ensuring the effectiveness of their incident management teams (IMTs). In recent years there has been growing interest in the benefits of using pre-formed IMTs, leading to a number of agencies adopting their use. An important feature of pre-formed teams is their high levels of intra-team familiarity. The implementation of pre-formed IMTs has, in part, been based on the expectation that greater familiarity and member knowledge enables superior team performance.
|Refereed Designation||Refereed |