Going to a Fire in Alaska? Check out these lessons from two tree strike incidents that occurred in the Fairbanks area. Pat Creek Fire Tree Strike (2010) August 8, 2010. Bucking and swamping was in progress when a gust of wind blew over a black spruce a couple tree lengths away, which then struck a … Continue reading Quick Tree Lessons From AK
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
[Over the last several weeks we have been featuring content on this Blog related to “Growth in the Wildland Fire Service.” This content will also be featured in the forthcoming Spring 2019 Issue of Two More Chains. This Blog post “Medevac: How We Got Here” is the central cover story in this issue of Two … Continue reading Medevac: How We Got Here
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 . . .
[Over the next several weeks we will feature content related to “Growth in the Wildland Fire Service.” The content published here will also be featured in the Spring 2019 Issue of Two More Chains.] By Travis Dotson Andrew Addey is a Forest Training Officer, a recent position he landed after ten years on the Sawtooth … Continue reading Slow and Steady
[This is an interview that Travis Dotson had with Mike Lewelling, Fire Management Officer at Rocky Mountain National Park. Mike manages a complex program and has an important perspective on growth and change in the wildland fire service to offer us. In addition, Mike is being featured as the "One of Our Own" in the … Continue reading Is the Wildland Fire Service Better Off than it was Ten Years Ago?
[Over the next several weeks we will feature content related to “Growth in the Wildland Fire Service.” The content published here will also be featured in the Spring 2019 Issue of Two More Chains.] By Travis Dotson Who has been to this operational briefing? “Alright, listen up folks. Over here is a bunch of open … Continue reading All The Good
[Over the next several weeks we will feature content related to "Growth in the Wildland Fire Service." The content published here will also be featured in the Spring 2019 Issue of Two More Chains.] By Paul Keller For four seasons, from 1986-1989, I was a member of the Zigzag Hotshot Crew, based on the Mount … Continue reading The Student of Fire Era
By Travis Verdegan Black River Falls Area Staff Specialist Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources A few months ago, I found myself wondering a few things related to aptitude assessment and decided to check with the LLC to see if they’d done anything with the topic that I might have missed. They got back to me … Continue reading Aptitude — Why Don’t We Test for It?
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?