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.
How a firefighter successfully prepared for a burnover and used his fire shelter for himself-- and two civilians.
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 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.
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