“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).
Be Aware: Gasoline being used during the warming months—May, June, July—may be more susceptible to geysering than in previous years.
This wildland firefighter got smashed head first into a boulder. He is certain his unique helmet saved his life.
This article is about options for improving wildland fire medical kits.
This article includes insights and information for wildland firefighters related to preparing to manage a major bleed on the fireline.
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.)
Your head is important. Head injuries are bad. We do lots of stuff on the fire ground that exposes us to the risk of head injury. Lets talk about wildland fire helmets.
This NWCG publication outlines interagency procedures for using drones on wildland fires.
This new publication provides wildland firefighters with updated information on the ground transportation of gasoline and mixed gas and more.