This simple 2 pager is just a few quickly compiled tallies and a handful of lessons.
We’d like you to meet two women from the fire service living a life filled with joy, struggle, loss, adventure, and tough decisions—just like many of us.
As a Korean woman on a shot crew, part of my code-switching strategy was to appear a little less feminine and more masculine.
Finding a mentor, both on the job and in your life, is a great way to make your plan for a healthy work/life balance as you move through both life and career.
The number of scenarios that result in the optimal work/life balance is exactly equal to the number of individuals seeking to find it. Because there are no one size fits all solutions, one of the best things we can do is to share our lessons with each other.
By definition, you get one shot at a briefing. Preparation can ensure you nail it. By Peter M. Leschak You could smell rotting meat a quarter-mile away. When Hurricane Ivan’s tidal surge scoured the barrier island of Santa Rosa in September 2004, the damage was catastrophic. A small restaurant that catered to tourists at the … Continue reading The Art of the Briefing
[This article originally appeared in the fall 2018 issue of Two More Chains.] By Travis Dotson Brit Rosso is the Director of the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center—but not for long. Brit is retiring in January 2019, and not by choice. This winter Brit gets the old “golden boot”—the federal wildland fire mandatory retirement. This … Continue reading Traumatic Transitions
Ben wants to share all that he learned from this tragic experience with the wildland fire community—so that others might be better prepared for reacting and responding to critical incidents.
An Unmanned Aircraft System was used extensively at night for Plastic Sphere Dispenser (PSD) burning operations.
Many of the lessons sent to the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center involve complex medical incidents that result in emergency medical treatment and/or medevac to higher levels of care. We would like to acknowledge the NWCG Emergency Medical Service Award Recipients for 2020. Thanks to the NWCG Emergency Medical Committee for recognizing these dedicated practitioners! … Continue reading 2020 NWCG Emergency Medical Service Award Recipients