“I am a firefighter and a mother, but it’s harder to be both than it should be. Fire vs. family is my reality.”
So how might an effective leader assure that people and their organization receive value from a tough season?
THESE STORIES WILL CHANGE US, the lives lost and houses burned, though it may take months or years for us as individuals, much less a profession, to absorb and act upon the change. We bear witness, assemble facts, ride herd on emotions and aftermath, and soon the resonance will surface and we’ll change course to […]
A Closing Message From The President
Excellence in wildland fire management is clearly a global goal.
A Briefing for the October 2017 issue of Wildfire Magazine.
Accelerated and well-conducted research is more vital to the success of wildland fire management endeavors now than ever before.
In this “From the President’s Desk” column, re-printed from the September/October 2002 issue of Wildfire Magazine, Bruce Suenram suggests “A fresh approach to wildfire dichotomy.” A message calling for wiser planning and preparedness, new approaches, and a caution for the future — all of which remain far too timely today.
Writing between the fires amid a record-busy fire season, leadership columnist and fire manager Mike DeGrosky learned, “The tougher the times, the more we must communicate.” Plus that most essential lesson: “Take care of yourself.”
Our voices were warbling over WhatsApp, one colleague to another, continents apart, when I realized, during one of those pauses when the bytes are racing to reconstruct into voices, that her pause after I said “Swiss Cheese Model” wasn’t because of the balky internet but rather she hadn’t heard of the concept. I offered this […]