Use these 10 pages to spur discussions during your Annual Fire Refresher.
2022 Year-End Infographic
The 2022 Year-End Infographic is out. Take a look. Ponder. Discuss. Then take action on the lessons.
Tighten Your Chaps & Talk About Rocks
Lessons from 2020 incidents about chainsaw cuts and heavy equipment rollovers.
Unconscious With Agonal Respirations
This is an excerpt from the 2018 "Chainsaw Training Limbing Accident Green Sheet". The instructor was diagnosed and treated at the trauma center for a concussion, head laceration, pneumothorax, broken ribs, and a C-5 vertebrae fracture. C-Faller field training on April 24, 2018 started at 0830 hours at CAL FIRE Bear Creek Fire Station in … Continue reading Unconscious With Agonal Respirations
The following is an excerpt from this report: Felling Injury and Medical Extraction Incident Minerva 5 Fire. August 4 was the first day the Interagency Hotshot Crew was assigned to Division O. The previous five shifts on the fire had been a combination of direct and indirect fireline construction in steep terrain, heavy fuels, and near … Continue reading Sawyer Down
Lug Nuts, Skid Plates, Gas Tanks, and Dozer Brakes
Some nitty gritty "get better" lessons from recent incidents.
Sorting the Lumps
As our work on the 2017 Annual Incident Review Summary continues, we've got some more analysis to share with you. Read this. Do the Exercise and give us some feedback. The final version of the 2017 Annual Incident Review Summary will be out soon! By Travis Dotson There it is - the 2017 season boiled … Continue reading Sorting the Lumps
At the beginning of each year we summarize and analyze incident reports from the previous year. Check out these previous summaries. This year we will post individual topics here as we complete portions of the analysis. Take a look, engage with the exercises, and give us some feedback. The complete 2017 Annual Incident Review Summary will be … Continue reading Smokeless Danger
Minor Rhabdo Fatal Burns
By Travis Dotson Look at this word cloud: I collect very simple notes about the types of injuries listed in the reports submitted to the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center. I took all of the notes from 2017 and used a word cloud generator to make this one. The size of the word is relative … Continue reading Minor Rhabdo Fatal Burns
It’s Going to Happen Again
By Mike Lewelling - Fire Management Officer - Rocky Mountain National Park The Safety Officer stated that the purpose of our review was to learn from this accident and to ask ourselves: “How could this accident be prevented?” A good goal, and a good question. But, even so, it is a question that bothered me. I recently had the unfortunate job … Continue reading It’s Going to Happen Again