This article includes insights and information for wildland firefighters related to preparing to manage a major bleed on the fireline.
[This article was originally posted on the Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) Learning Network Blog on February 12, 2020. It is reproduced here with their permission: https://fireadaptednetwork.org/understanding-complexity-and-risk-in-the-wildland-fire-environment-an-interview-with-travis-dotson/.%5D By Annie Schmidt Editor’s Note: FAC Net’s Annie Schmidt had the privilege of getting to know Travis Dotson of the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center when she worked on the Spring Coulee Fire … Continue reading Understanding Complexity and Risk in the Wildland Fire Environment: An Interview with Travis Dotson
Here are more numbers from the 2019 fire year. These two categories often generate much discussion in refresher courses. Chatter on!
These are some numbers related to wildland fire accidents in 2019. How will you put these important numbers to use?
There’s one drawback to defining our main task as fire suppression: In our Western forests, our extensive reliance on firefighting isn’t working. I used to think it was.
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.)
In 1994, 34 wildland firefighters lost their lives in the line of duty, 14 of them on the South Canyon Fire. This tragic season triggered the interagency TriData Firefighter Safety Awareness Study that recommended a permanent “lessons learned” program be established.
This is a blog about how wildland firefighters can absorb lessons and adapt methods based on new information.
This is an informative blog post concerning tourniquet use in the wildland fire service.
This is the cover story from our 2019 Summer edition of Two More Chains. How do we move from heart-wrenching tragedy, through painful growth and into lifesaving standardization? The rappel community knows. By Bre Orcasitas Bre Orcasitas is the Field Operations Specialist for the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center. A former rappeller herself, in this article … Continue reading Setting a New Standard