AFAN principles for a sustainable network structure

The content of this document contributes to the understanding  networks of knowledge and expertise function, and more precisely fire analyst networks. With the overarching objective to help identify those aspects that make knowledge networks sustainable over time. Throughout the document, the raison d’être of networks of expertise, needs, and objectives, structures, roles of the members, and resources used are described and discussed. 

The document is based on the recollection of experiences and the analysis of those networks. This approach allows to capture the vision of the members of the networks, particularities, needs, and the most common profiles that appear. Thus, adding value to this report by providing a bottom-up and inside-out description of networks.