M. Adil Azam Khan Fire at Mann Gulch - OB 12166 The Mann Gulch fire, which overran 16 firefighters in 1949, is analyzed to show its probable movement with respect to the crew. The firefighters were smokejumpers who had parachuted near the fire on August 5, 1949. While they were moving to a safer location, the fire blocked their route. Three survived, the foreman who ignited an escape fire into which he tried to move his crew, and two firefighters who found a route to safety. Considerable controversy has centered on the probable behavior of the fire and the actions of the crew members and their foreman. Team characteristics (Good Team Members Vs Good Team Leaders) Good Team Members Work Knowledge Factors: Experience, Problem-Solving Ability, Teamwork Factors: Openness, Supportiveness, Action Orientation, Personal Style Good Team Leaders Goal focused, Ensures a collaborative climate, Builds confidence, Demonstrates adequate technical “know how”, Sets priorities, Manages performance.
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- Fire At Mann Gulch