Here is more from our forthcoming 2018 Incident Review Summary.
By Travis Dotson
Strange things do happen out there on fire assignments. Some of them are certainly outlier occurrences, some of them are not. Either way, these instances often provide an opportunity to re-frame and think about hazards we may not have recognized.
Check these events out – then do the exercise at the end.
“The incident personnel watched with binoculars as one of the two individuals put a scoped rifle on a bi-pod and looked up the mountain toward them.”
Exercise (30 minutes)
Study these incidents.
Individually think about a time you were surprised on a fire.
Tell each other your “surprise stories.”
Discuss this question:
If we blame all surprises on “poor SA” –
what lessons are we missing out on?