It’s important to remember that sharing a lesson doesn’t always have to be associated with an accident or close call.
Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center staff members share their favorite incident reports from 2021.
The (class’s) safety elements have become more robust in my mind. Instructing it now, I feel we’ve really ramped that up. I feel that’s a factor of lessons that have been learned in the community over time. Taking the approach of: ‘Hey, we can do better.’ Maybe to try and plan for that adverse thing to occur even though this is a training.
This post is about the 2021 Incident Review Summary - all of the past year's wildland fire incidents summarized in 10 pages.
Nobody is expecting the bad thing when it actually happens and it often happens very quickly. This means you are only going to have what you have on when the surprise shows up.
This simple 2 pager is just a few quickly compiled tallies and a handful of lessons.
What I learned from two weeks at the Great Basin Cache By Erik Apland, Field Operations Specialist (Acting), Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center I recently mobilized to a 14-day assignment that was completely outside of my previous experience—working for the Great Basin Support Cache in Boise, Idaho. The Great Basin Cache (GBK is its identifier) … Continue reading Where Does Your Incident Repeater Come From?
This is an interview with Tony Petrilli, who has served on more than 35 fire entrapment safety review/investigation team assignments.
While I am not an advocate for eliminating the use of fire shelters, when we understand and train for their proper application and importance, we will be able to move beyond our reliance on shelters when their presence is either unnecessary or dangerous.
Lessons from 2020 incidents about chainsaw cuts and heavy equipment rollovers.