This article is about options for improving wildland fire medical kits.
This article revisits a Strep Throat Outbreak on the Frye Fire in 2017. Some of the lessons might help us imagine what we may soon face.
This article is about Wildland Fire EMTs. When you inquire “Are you an EMT?” do you really know what you’re asking for?
On any given day we have contingency plans for our contingency plans and this current pandemic although unprecedented in scale, is exactly the sort of thing that our community has the capacity to navigate. The trick is recognizing and accepting that we cannot continue moving forward as if all things are normal, things are most certainly not normal. The term “think outside the box” might need to be expanded to “think outside the stratosphere.”
This article is about hotshots improving their sleep habits through the use of a real-time tactic to positively influence fatigue management.
[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
A wildland firefighter shares his personal story surrounding mental health and addiction in hopes it will help us all to better understand each other and build a path forward. Content Warning This revealing personal narrative includes the topics of addiction, overdosing, and suicide. If you’re feeling suicidal, talk to somebody. Call the National Suicide Prevention … Continue reading Breaking Down the Walls that Isolate Us
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 is an informative blog post concerning tourniquet use in the wildland fire service.