Here are some numbers and a few lessons from incidents that occurred during the first half of 2020 (January - June).
Be Aware: Gasoline being used during the warming months—May, June, July—may be more susceptible to geysering than in previous years.
Tree Hazard Identification Simulation: It is a tool that may allow you to retain some “slides”, increase your margin, or just flat out practice in an environment that is “safe to fail”.
This article includes insights and information for wildland firefighters related to preparing to manage a major bleed on the fireline.
Here are more numbers from the 2019 fire year. These two categories often generate much discussion in refresher courses. Chatter on!
Each year the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center analyzes and summarizes reported incidents to create an Incident Review Summary. Each summary includes exercises to aid crew leaders and instructors with facilitation. (Pro-tip: Do the exercises.)
This is a blog about how wildland firefighters can absorb lessons and adapt methods based on new information.
This is an informative blog post concerning tourniquet use in the wildland fire service.
Going to a Fire in Alaska? Check out these lessons from two tree strike incidents that occurred in the Fairbanks area. Pat Creek Fire Tree Strike (2010) August 8, 2010. Bucking and swamping was in progress when a gust of wind blew over a black spruce a couple tree lengths away, which then struck a … Continue reading Quick Tree Lessons From AK
By Paul Keller There’s updated news on the “Fuel Geyser Project” front. The U.S. Forest Service National Technology and Development Program’s National Fuel Geyser Project’s ongoing efforts to minimize injury to employees from fuel geysering recently posted a range of insightful information on their activities. The “National Fuel Geyser Awareness” program is a function of … Continue reading Fuel Geyser Awareness Project Updates