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.)
Kevin Reese lived the nightmare. He got mangled doing the job we all love. He survived the injury, but the bureaucratic aftermath almost killed him.
Wear your helmet - no brainer, but wear your chinstrap?
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 is an informative blog post concerning tourniquet use in the wildland fire service.
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
[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