Ultimately, it comes down to doing the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons, which is another way of saying “And Other Duties as Assigned.”be asking you to do some unforeseen tasks and some yet to be thought of projects.
This article is about one Hotshot Superintendent's experience implementing COVID-19 mitigations.
The following thoughts and observations are derived from my own perspective that is based on 25 seasons filled with two shelter deployments, plenty of near misses, getting hit with branches because I was mesmerized by how awesome falling a burning snag is, falling asleep while driving, falling out on hikes (because I suck at hiking, smoke too much). Oh yeah, as well as one divorce and four or five failed relationships.
Content Provided by National Technology and Development Program (NTDP) Heat Stress. Heat Cramps. Heat Exhaustion. Heatstroke... Heat-Related Injury (HRI). More than likely, you’ve heard these terms or possibly experienced symptoms yourself? At some point, we’ve all probably been on a hillside somewhere (listening to or) assisting with a medevac for a possible heat-related injury. If … Continue reading Heat Stress: It’s Not Just about Drinking Water
This article suggests some risk management tools to consider when weighing risks related to COVID-19 and Wildland Fire.
This article is about options for improving wildland fire medical kits.
Tree Hazard Identification Simulation: It is a tool that may allow you to retain some “slides”, increase your margin, or just flat out practice in an environment that is “safe to fail”.
This article is about Wildland Fire EMTs. When you inquire “Are you an EMT?” do you really know what you’re asking for?
[Editor’s Note: After reading Kevin Reese’s firsthand OWCP account on this blog site--that also appeared in the Fall 2019 Issue of Two More Chains--Adam Crichton was motivated to share his own OWCP experience and the lessons he learned from this ordeal in hopes his story might help others in the future.] By Adam Crichton, Engine … Continue reading Lessons from His OWCP Nightmare
[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