A reader was inspired to write and submit this piece after reflecting on our last post "We Are The Problem." This is called leading by example. Thank you Nicole Oke. By Nicole Oke I try, but I can't. I want to, but it's just too hard. How can I? How can I look into those … Continue reading Duty, Respect, Integrity?
By Travis Dotson In light of this: we decided to re-post this piece from the Summer 2016 issue of Two More Chains. My Daughter She’s only two, but everyone can tell she’s “tough.” She constantly climbs and runs and falls down, just like any toddler. It’s a rare occasion for her to be scabless. People … Continue reading We Are The Problem
By Travis Dotson This is a nightmare. Your Engine Crew heads out on a normal PT hike which turns into a medical incident. That medical incident has all the common elements of an emergency situation, including communication struggles and delays. That medical incident ends with the death of your fellow crewmember. This is a nightmare, but … Continue reading Physical Training and Death
More on the recent Two More Chains - please follow the link below to read this piece by Bre Orcasitas. Dear Evolving Nomad Readers, Recently I was asked to be a guest author for the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center’s Two More Chains article, Fall Issue. For those who are not Wildland Firefighters, the Two … Continue reading Like a Phoenix — The Evolving Nomad
By Bre Orcasitas Looks can be deceiving Surely, there are countless reasons why someone would “choose” to leave the fireline. People come and go in fire like a revolving door and it’s easy to make assumptions as they pack up their lockers or desks. Perhaps it’s a worthy effort to put focus on some of … Continue reading Self-Extrication
By Travis Dotson This is a plug for a podcast. The podcast is a conversation with Brit Rosso, the Director of the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center. In the discussion, we try to make sense of the super complex and convoluted topic of "identity." Some of the questions we stumble into: What does it mean … Continue reading The Importance of Identity