Examining Firefighter Decision-Making: How Experience Influences Speed in Process and Choice

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2013-01-01
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Franke, Warren
Bayouth, Shawn
Keren, Nir
Franke, Warren
Godby, Kevin
Keren, Nir
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Virtual Reality Applications CenterKinesiologyAgricultural and Biosystems EngineeringHuman Computer Interaction
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The objectives of this study were to identify relationships among firefighter experience and the decision-making processes, by determining if experienced firefighters singularly review alternatives, review less alternatives, or make more expedient decisions than novice firefighters. Research results, utilizing the highest resolution computerized virtual reality (VR) system in the world, do not support the empirical evidence suggesting that experienced firefighters review and act upon their first alternative and that experienced firefighters review less information in less time.

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This article is from International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management7 (2013): 51-60. Posted with permission.

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