After multiple incident assignments so far during this special COVID-19 year, Brendan O’Reilly, Superintendent of the Prineville Interagency Hotshot Crew, has compiled several helpful lessons and observations from his perspective and that of his peers. COVID-19 Era Lessons and Observations from an IHC Superintendent By Brendan O'Reilly, Superintendent, Prinveville Interagency Hotshot Crew Online Check-In Excellent. … Continue reading COVID-19 Era Lessons and Observations from an IHC Superintendent
Month: August 2020
What is “Normal Work”? Getting the Most from Accident Reports
This is the third of a three-part blog series by Jody Jahn, PhD, that addresses how we learn about complex hazards. Each of these three posts focus on a different facet of learning. (To see the first post: How "Oh Sh*t" Moments Can Make You a Better Firefighter ; and second post: “See Something, Say Something" … Continue reading What is “Normal Work”? Getting the Most from Accident Reports
“See Something, Say Something” – Why That Advice Doesn’t Always Work and How to Make it Work for Your Crew
A crew isn’t simply a collection of free-floating, fully independent people. Instead, it’s its own social system guided by a cohesive logic about what the crew is (and is not), what it does, and how it does it.
How “Oh Sh*t” Moments Can Make You a Better Firefighter
"In my research, I found that crews that make a point to do regular learning-based discussions can help their people put intense fire experiences into perspective."
Podcast: Command Presence with Monica Morrison
New Podcast: Fire Operations Specialist Monica Morrison shares wisdom you want about Command Presence.