Institutional knowledge helps more than you know.
This story, Northern California fire grows to 74,300 acres as crews battle shifting winds, reminded me about how having experience makes all the difference in disaster response. The warnings, the evacuations of hospitals and even individuals making good choices. The unfortunate part is that they have the experience because of repeat fires.
When you have the opportunity to select people, those with "experience" bring a quality of judgment that cannot be learned from a book.