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 […]
As we face profound ecological change, prescribed fire offers us a versatile and increasingly important tool
Nine suggestions for guiding the leadership raft through the rapids
Here’s the pitch. The Apprentice is tanking. We might imagine that the executive producer, moving on to bigger challenges, is desperate for another vehicle, desperate for a win. A huge win. Sir, we say, all we need to do is just try to solve the fire problem. Even if we don’t win, we’ve got guaranteed […]
How a small group of senior leaders brought life to the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy in Nevada. Lessons that can be applied as we move ahead locally, regionally and nationally to apply the Cohesive Strategy, which is the focus of the upcoming IAWF National Cohesive Strategy Workshop in April.
By Michael Scott Hill The 2016-2017 fire season in Australia has been relatively quiet overall with a few periods of increased initial attack activity, like this weekend in mid-February 2017 (see aerial photo). Flying in the rear of a Bell 412 helicopter across New South Wales’ rugged, rolling Blue Mountains with my small RART (Rapid […]