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
By Alex Viktora I used to work for the National Park Service. One of the sweetest things about working for the NPS was the official socks. That’s right. Socks. As a member of a wildland fire crew, I rarely had much need to be in official NPS uniform, so my annual uniform allowance was spent … Continue reading Socks Matter
Who Mixed the Fuel?
Ask ten fire managers from across the country for the ratio of diesel to gasoline in drip torch or slash fuel mix, and you are bound to get at least two if not three or four different answers.
Drip Torch Leg Burns
By Travis Dotson It happens often. Second and third degree burns on the calf associated with using a drip torch. Thats all. Just letting you know. You are now armed with awareness. Is that all? Did the Lessons Learned Center just do it's job? Think it will work? Of course we get leg burns … Continue reading Drip Torch Leg Burns