“This use of blasting as an available tool proved critical to meeting incident objectives and successfully reduced risk exposure to firefighters.”
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.
Be Aware: Gasoline being used during the warming months—May, June, July—may be more susceptible to geysering than in previous years.
This article includes insights and information for wildland firefighters related to preparing to manage a major bleed on the fireline.
Here are more numbers from the 2019 fire year.
These two categories often generate much discussion in refresher courses.
Each year the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center analyzes and summarizes reported incidents to create an Incident Review Summary. Each summary includes exercises to aid crew leaders and instructors with facilitation. (Pro-tip: Do the exercises.)
This is a blog about how wildland firefighters can absorb lessons and adapt methods based on new information.
This is an informative blog post concerning tourniquet use in the wildland fire service.
By Paul Keller There’s updated news on the “Fuel Geyser Project” front. The U.S. Forest Service National Technology and Development Program’s National Fuel Geyser Project’s ongoing efforts to minimize injury to employees from fuel geysering recently posted a range of insightful information on their activities. The “National Fuel Geyser Awareness” program is a function of … Continue reading Fuel Geyser Awareness Project Updates