“This use of blasting as an available tool proved critical to meeting incident objectives and successfully reduced risk exposure to firefighters.”
Here are some numbers and a few lessons from incidents that occurred during the first half of 2020 (January - June).
This wildland firefighter got smashed head first into a boulder. He is certain his unique helmet saved his life.
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.)
Kevin Reese lived the nightmare. He got mangled doing the job we all love. He survived the injury, but the bureaucratic aftermath almost killed him.
This is a blog about how wildland firefighters can absorb lessons and adapt methods based on new information.
By Paul Keller The recently released “East Evans Creek Tree Strike Lessons Learned Review” has lots of important lessons and insights. A firefighter was struck and severely injured by a falling snag at two in the morning. Firefighters from multiple crews came together to enact a successful extraction in the dark using multiple means of … Continue reading Tear Out Tool
Going to a Fire in Alaska? Check out these lessons from two tree strike incidents that occurred in the Fairbanks area. Pat Creek Fire Tree Strike (2010) August 8, 2010. Bucking and swamping was in progress when a gust of wind blew over a black spruce a couple tree lengths away, which then struck a … Continue reading Quick Tree Lessons From AK