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.”
Lessons from 2020 incidents about chainsaw cuts and heavy equipment rollovers.
Here are a few more pieces of the 2020 Infographic. This portion simply lists a few numbers we added up based on reports we received. The numbers by themselves may be enough to generate discussion, but a bit of context is always helpful.
“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.)