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
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
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.
"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."
New Podcast: Fire Operations Specialist Monica Morrison shares wisdom you want about Command Presence.
Here are some numbers and a few lessons from incidents that occurred during the first half of 2020 (January - June).
Two chainsaw cut incidents during 'basic' saw operations. Read, Reflect, Refocus.
Hydration specific to wildland firefighters.
Operational engagement can be an addictive coping mechanism in its own convoluted way.
The Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team was established to lead COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations.