Often in emergency services there are problems that will bring the best of efforts and plans to a sudden halt. To experienced emergency responders there are no problems, just solutions not yet discovered. The scientific method of identifying solutions is universal to all fields of science...even Search Science. But, this will not require a palm pilot or an extensive web search. The following is the seven rules in problem solving in the field: Identify the problem, Analyze the Problem, Evaluate Your Options, Select Your Plan of Action, Implement Your Plan of Action, Adapt to the Circumstances You Must Face, and Overcome the Obstacles in Your Way.
North Central Region Hawk (April 2003), v.2 no.2