Here are more numbers from the 2019 fire year. These two categories often generate much discussion in refresher courses. Chatter on!
These are some numbers related to wildland fire accidents in 2019. How will you put these important numbers to use?
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.)
In 1994, 34 wildland firefighters lost their lives in the line of duty, 14 of them on the South Canyon Fire. This tragic season triggered the interagency TriData Firefighter Safety Awareness Study that recommended a permanent “lessons learned” program be established.
The topic is Scouting and Lookouts. What follows is a simple list of related resources. The intent is that you will use them to conduct a training session of some sort.
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.
This article is from our 2019 Summer edition of Two More Chains. Thoughts from Three Focused Fire Folks By Alex Viktora and Travis Dotson Eric Graff Eric Graff is the Helicopter Program Manager for Grand Canyon National Park. With a positive shout-out to interagency collaboration, he is currently on detail as the National Assistant Helicopter Operations … Continue reading Standard Response
This is the cover story from our 2019 Summer edition of Two More Chains. How do we move from heart-wrenching tragedy, through painful growth and into lifesaving standardization? The rappel community knows. By Bre Orcasitas Bre Orcasitas is the Field Operations Specialist for the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center. A former rappeller herself, in this article … Continue reading Setting a New Standard
This issue of Two More Chains is about tension. The good and bad. The push pull. That mythical sweet spot. Just about everything seems to be a swirl of dark and light, but the specific strain we will focus on here is “standardization.” Standards are good. We NEED standards. We need to keep improving the … Continue reading Two More Chains – Summer 2019