After-Action Report Law & Legal Definition


After-action report means a professional document formulated in partnership with participants in a process. Evaluators, sponsoring agencies, and key participants from federal, state, and local agencies participate in the formulation of the after-action report. The after-action report must give a summary of the morals learned from an incident. It furnishes a historical record of findings and forms the foundation for refinements to plans, policies, procedures, training, equipment, and overall preparedness of an entity. The report depicts on the process, preliminary observations, major issues, and recommendations for improvements.