This is an interview with Tony Petrilli, who has served on more than 35 fire entrapment safety review/investigation team assignments.
Where are the lessons? Sometimes it's complicated. But not always. This post breaks down how to get the lessons.
Learning is not always easy. In fact, sometimes it is hard. We know that the wildland fire service has specific cultural values and some unique challenges that influence how we go about learning. This publication addresses all of that. The learning that follows is up to you.
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.
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.
People died fighting fire last year. Quite a few. Each one of them matter. Each one of them count. Whether those individual human lives are reflected in the final figure after the excruciating task of tallying up the "numbers" is done, the living are the one’s left to create meaning out of tragedy.
SOG Fire Rock Strike “Being lucky is often stated when something attributed to a miracle happens, but preparation is what really creates the outcome.”
Here are some numbers and a few lessons from incidents that occurred during the first half of 2020 (January - June).
This article is about one Hotshot Superintendent's experience implementing COVID-19 mitigations.