After Action Review
One way of attaining information is with an After Action Review (AAR). An AAR is a structured review or debriefing method for analyzing what happened, why it happened, and how things can be done better. The formal AAR was originally developed by the U.S. Army. The concept works and has been adapted by many non-military organizations, both domestic and international. The fire service has also come to know the AAR by another term – the Post Incident Analysis (PIA).