Have we as the wildland fire service ever really changed? I would argue there is a difference between change and adjustment. I think we have made fantastic adjustments and very little change.
The physical location of the Lunch Spot often coincides with a decision point. It’s commonly a spot offering a safe place to take a tactical pause.
Listen to a discussion about the Tree Felling Accident Analysis – a report comparing 53 different tree felling accidents.
These incidents remind us that this annual endeavor may in fact be a walk in the park -- but that does not mean it is free from danger.
Hedge words make statements less forceful or assertive. While they are sometimes intended for politeness, they often end up "softening" the message. This can undermine our credibility and make us appear less confident.
You can buy belt buckles, T-shirts, and caps that proclaim you are “America’s Bravest” or that you are a “Dragon Slayer.” Are you?
The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (LLC) staff reads lots of reports. In this post the LLC staff members share their favorite reports from 2020.
Please resist the urge to use Bad Math, which goes like this: “This one thing happened and then this other thing happened, so I will make a random correlation and spout some overused catchphrase (‘They lost SA’) as if it were an actual solution and expect people to listen because I have a belt buckle.”
This is an interview with Tony Petrilli, who has served on more than 35 fire entrapment safety review/investigation team assignments.
Where are the lessons? Sometimes it's complicated. But not always. This post breaks down how to get the lessons.