Use these 10 pages to spur discussions during your Annual Fire Refresher.
Incident Management Teams
This post compares three aerial extractions of firefighters in danger of being overrun by fire.
Is Our Safety Messaging Making Us Less Safe?
If we agree that our goal is to bring folks home unharmed, but we work in an inherently hazardous environment, what is the most effective messaging to ensure intent is understood and achievable?
2021 Incident Review Summary
This post is about the 2021 Incident Review Summary - all of the past year's wildland fire incidents summarized in 10 pages.
Refusing Risk – Authority and the Judgement of Emotion
When a situation seems questionable you are the judge and arbiter, and that’s a lot more difficult and demanding than just following orders.
The Notes are There You Just Have to Find Them
Emotions and Wildfire, breathes and moves like a song. We all experience it on the line or at the house as a new Crewmember, Squad Boss, Engine Boss, AFMO, Lover, Husband, Wife, Son or Daughter.
The Art of the Briefing
By definition, you get one shot at a briefing. Preparation can ensure you nail it. By Peter M. Leschak You could smell rotting meat a quarter-mile away. When Hurricane Ivan’s tidal surge scoured the barrier island of Santa Rosa in September 2004, the damage was catastrophic. A small restaurant that catered to tourists at the … Continue reading The Art of the Briefing
What We Are Learning About the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems on Wildfires
An Unmanned Aircraft System was used extensively at night for Plastic Sphere Dispenser (PSD) burning operations.
Tree on Truck…Tac-Pause
The innovative application of the tactical pause recounted here is the 'mental health' tac-pause for the person who just experienced a seriously close call. The mental health version is just a bit of time, space, and support to assure we have our 'head back in the game'.
Are You Prepared for an Active Shooter Situation?
Have you ever considered what you would do if you encountered an active shooter—or someone threatening you with a gun—out in the field? Do you have a plan? These reports have helpful insights. Check out the lessons in this recent RLS that tells the story of what happened when an active shooter walked onto a … Continue reading Are You Prepared for an Active Shooter Situation?