Going to a Fire in Alaska? Check out these lessons from two tree strike incidents that occurred in the Fairbanks area. Pat Creek Fire Tree Strike (2010) August 8, 2010. Bucking and swamping was in progress when a gust of wind blew over a black spruce a couple tree lengths away, which then struck a … Continue reading Quick Tree Lessons From AK
Month: June 2019
By Bre Orcasitas - Field Operations Specialist. Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center When thinking about Nomex pants there are essentially two camps of folks. Those who simply think “PPE” and others who think, “formidable opponent”. If you are in the second camp you’ll definitely want to keep reading. If you happen to be in the … Continue reading Formidable Opponent
Medevac: How We Got Here
[Over the last several weeks we have been featuring content on this Blog related to “Growth in the Wildland Fire Service.” This content will also be featured in the forthcoming Spring 2019 Issue of Two More Chains. This Blog post “Medevac: How We Got Here” is the central cover story in this issue of Two … Continue reading Medevac: How We Got Here
High Visibility — More to the Story . . .
By Tony Petrilli As the U.S. Forest Service’s National Technology and Development Program (T&D) Project Leader for firefighter clothing, I would like to address some of the history and decision-making criteria concerning Forest Service “spec” garments. A recent Blog Post on this LLC site written by Charlie Palmer [https://wildfirelessons.blog/2019/04/16/high-vis/] referred to a proposal that he … Continue reading High Visibility — More to the Story . . .