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PIO Challenges and Resolutions in the COVID-19 Era   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "This was the Southwest Area Type 1 IMT [incident management team] #1's second deployment during the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. The Bush Fire is currently the fifth largest wildfire in Arizona history. The team also managed the nearby Central Fire. We assumed command from a Type 2 IMT and transferred command back to a Type 3 IMT. [...] Managing information in a new hybrid on-site/remote/virtual environment, using new tech tools, while working in a COVID-19 environment, during an election year, in 2020, a year of unrelenting challenges kept us on our toes. Challenges involve much more discussion and deliberation, as there's no precedent for the situations we're facing. We dropped a lot of balls on doing things we would traditionally do, but had to live with the reality that we could only do so much and move on."

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2020-06
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Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
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