There’s one drawback to defining our main task as fire suppression: In our Western forests, our extensive reliance on firefighting isn’t working. I used to think it was.
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.
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 NWCG publication outlines interagency procedures for using drones on wildland fires.
This is a blog about how wildland firefighters can absorb lessons and adapt methods based on new information.
This new publication provides wildland firefighters with updated information on the ground transportation of gasoline and mixed gas and more.
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.