If you are a district ranger reading this and are unfamiliar with wildland fire and what it means to participate, that commitment to being on an IMT, I urge you to make the effort to learn from the employees around you. Represent to the non-fire employees a different perspective of sacrifice to the job that non-fire employees may not understand.
Everyone was affected by Yarnell. In my mind, it was the defining event for my generation of fire. And I think we're still figuring out what that means.
Use these 10 pages to spur discussions during your Annual Fire Refresher.
This post compares three aerial extractions of firefighters in danger of being overrun by fire.
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?
This post is about the 2021 Incident Review Summary - all of the past year's wildland fire incidents summarized in 10 pages.
When a situation seems questionable you are the judge and arbiter, and that’s a lot more difficult and demanding than just following orders.
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.
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
An Unmanned Aircraft System was used extensively at night for Plastic Sphere Dispenser (PSD) burning operations.