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.)
Your head is important. Head injuries are bad. We do lots of stuff on the fire ground that exposes us to the risk of head injury. Lets talk about wildland fire helmets.
This NWCG publication outlines interagency procedures for using drones on wildland fires.
This new publication provides wildland firefighters with updated information on the ground transportation of gasoline and mixed gas and more.
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
By Bre Orcasitas - Field Operations Specialist. Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center When thinking about Nomex pants there are essentially two camps of folks. Those who simply think “PPE” and others who think, “formidable opponent”. If you are in the second camp you’ll definitely want to keep reading. If you happen to be in the … Continue reading Formidable Opponent
By Tony Petrilli As the U.S. Forest Service’s National Technology and Development Program (T&D) Project Leader for firefighter clothing, I would like to address some of the history and decision-making criteria concerning Forest Service “spec” garments. A recent Blog Post on this LLC site written by Charlie Palmer [https://wildfirelessons.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/high-vis/] referred to a proposal that he … Continue reading High Visibility — More to the Story . . .
By Charlie Palmer I pored over hunting catalogs and websites. I watched video after video, and read hundreds of product reviews. I had made a vow with myself that this year was going to be different. Having drawn a coveted special permit in a hunting district known for its big bull elk, changes in … Continue reading High Vis?
By Madeline Scheintaub There is a raggedy circle of people standing around a giant map. Look around. Green and yellow; stained green and dull yellow; green and yellow-grey; green and yellow mottled with black; and vibrant green and brilliant yellow. That last person, what are you thinking about them? I am that last person and … Continue reading Clean Yellow Shirt