This guide paints a clear picture for new firefighters and their families to help them know what’s coming before that first fire call.
This Blog post highlights 5 recent reports regarding motor vehicle accidents in the wildland fire service. Links are provided to every report, all of which contain valuable lessons.
This is an informative blog post concerning tourniquet use in the wildland fire service.
Wisdom has a wide ranging wardrobe, it often hides in plain sight. Be open to it. Don’t standardize your source.
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
By Paul Keller The recently released “East Evans Creek Tree Strike Lessons Learned Review” has lots of important lessons and insights. A firefighter was struck and severely injured by a falling snag at two in the morning. Firefighters from multiple crews came together to enact a successful extraction in the dark using multiple means of … Continue reading Tear Out Tool
By Travis Dotson Here are a few numbers from the fire year so far. Please consider these points: These numbers reflect incidents reported to The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center. These numbers don't reflect everything that has occurred (many incidents are not reported to us). Compiling these numbers doesn't really mean anything - we publish … Continue reading Tac-Pause Please
By Paul Keller Did you know that this is the annual NWCG “Wildland Firefighter Week of Remembrance”? This special remembrance time is featured every year for seven days, beginning June 30 through July 6. The intent is to provide an opportunity to collectively remember our fallen firefighters as we continue our ongoing efforts to enhance … Continue reading The Week of Remembrance – Honor Through Learning