The following is an excerpt from the "Packer's Cabin Serious Near Miss" FLA. On August 18 the task force consisted of TFLD(t) Ted, a fully qualified TFLD (Neal), the DNR engine, two other Type 3 engines, and a Wildland Fire Module. The plan for the day as discussed at the morning briefing was to complete … Continue reading When You Ask “See Any Good Deployment Sites?”
The following is an excerpt from this report: Felling Injury and Medical Extraction Incident Minerva 5 Fire. August 4 was the first day the Interagency Hotshot Crew was assigned to Division O. The previous five shifts on the fire had been a combination of direct and indirect fireline construction in steep terrain, heavy fuels, and near … Continue reading Sawyer Down
By George Risko Staff Ride for Experiential Learning and So Much More Many in the wildland community are familiar with the use of a staff ride in the learning process. The value of a staff ride goes well beyond training and education; it can be a very therapeutic and healing event as well. Don’t underestimate … Continue reading The Impact of a Staff Ride
A reader was inspired to write and submit this piece after reflecting on our last post "We Are The Problem." This is called leading by example. Thank you Nicole Oke. By Nicole Oke I try, but I can't. I want to, but it's just too hard. How can I? How can I look into those … Continue reading Duty, Respect, Integrity?
By Travis Dotson My Daughter She’s only two, but everyone can tell she’s “tough.” She constantly climbs and runs and falls down, just like any toddler. It’s a rare occasion for her to be scabless. People often comment on her “physicality.” “She’s so brave!” “She’s so agile.” Eventually, someone says: “A little firefighter in training!” … Continue reading We Are The Problem