By Travis Dotson Nic bucked up the tree he had just put on the ground. Then he shut the saw off and sat with his saw partner for 15-20 minutes. Nic got up to cut another tree. The saw wouldn't start. He had heard all the stories. He had talked about geysering in training. He … Continue reading This Hotshot Was Burned When His Saw Geysered – Listen to His Lessons.
By Paul Keller Photos by Kari Greer In the Fall Issue of Two More Chains readers were asked to submit their feedback on Mark Smith’s “The Big Lie” essay. A total of 116 folks responded. To see what these folks had to say, in the Winter Issue of Two More Chains, we shared their input … Continue reading “The Big Lie” Continues to Fester and Inspire
Everyone was moving in slow motion. On our inter-crew channel I could hear our Lookout giving us updates calmly but forcefully: It was time to be gone. By Matt Holmstrom Current – Superintendent Lewis & Clark IHC Nuttall Fire – Squad Leader Lassen IHC There are so many impressions and recollections that I have … Continue reading We Made it Out, But it Was Very, Very Close – Reflections From The Nuttall Fire.
“I try to cultivate relationships and build trust so I can create an environment where people feel safe telling me that my idea is a bad one.” By Jayson Coil Division Supervisor on the Nuttall Fire When I reflect on the events surrounding the entrapment and subsequent shelter deployment on the Nuttall Fire there is … Continue reading When You’re the Division Supervisor and Fire Shelters Come Out