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.
What do we want to take with us moving forward and what should we leave behind?
Reality set in quickly as I tore the plastic on my fire shelter. There was no longer any hesitation, no stigmas to worry about, this was survival. I remember saying “I will see you on the other side” to my partners as I fumbled with unfolding my shelter.
[This is the "Ground Truths" from the Spring 2020 Issue of Two More Chains.] Hot Water By Travis Dotson Recently, I was prompted to ask myself “Who do I want to be during this pandemic?” I immediately recalled one of many staff ride integrations I have been so fortunate to experience. (If you have yet … Continue reading Hot Water
An interview with Engine Captain Alex Plascencia to see how he is leading through this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic environment.
[This article is featured in the Spring 2020 Issue of Two More Chains.] By Bre Orcasitas The Era Before COVID-19 If you stop and think about it, normal annual preparation and implementation of wildland fire resources is akin to a well-rehearsed orchestra whose members all know their part and come in on cue. An orchestra … Continue reading Throwing Us a Monkey Wrench of Historic Proportions
This issue of Two More Chains is about tension. The good and bad. The push pull. That mythical sweet spot. Just about everything seems to be a swirl of dark and light, but the specific strain we will focus on here is “standardization.” Standards are good. We NEED standards. We need to keep improving the … Continue reading Two More Chains – Summer 2019