By Lyndsay Alarcon, Helitack Superintendent Crew Resource Management (CRM) is the application of team management concepts in the wildland fire environment. CRM originated as Cockpit Resource Management and was developed by NASA in 1979. At that time, the majority of aviation accidents were caused by human error related to failures in communication, leadership and decision … Continue reading Who is on Your Crew?
Month: November 2018
Most of Firefighting Sucks
You should go read this piece by Amanda Monthei. She knows what's up. This is an excerpt: "This night was pretty fun until it wasn’t, and then it straight up sucked. Not only did our line not hold—requiring three more days of work to contain it on the other side of the road—but many of … Continue reading Most of Firefighting Sucks
What is YOUR Job?
By Megan Martinez Can you work in fire and also take care of your non-work life and self? I started fighting fire for the federal government in 1998, when I was 19. I spent nine years as a temporary firefighter, and I’ve been permanent since 2010. For a long time there was nothing I wanted … Continue reading What is YOUR Job?
Has Nothing Changed?
By Travis Dotson You should probably just go read this article: What We Learned from the Yarnell Hill Fire Deaths It's written by Kyle Dickman. The subject matter is of great interest to us here at the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center. It has to do with wildland fire. It has to do with learning. … Continue reading Has Nothing Changed?