After Action Review (AAR)

What is After Action Review (AAR)?

After Action Review (AAR) meaning in Safety terms is

  • A structured review or de-brief process of an event, focused on performance standards, that enables participants to discover for themselves what happened, why it happened, and how to sustain strengths and improve on weaknesses. After action reviews, informal or formal, follow the same general format, involve the exchange of ideas and observations, and focus on improving performance. 


reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group