A reflection on wildland fire management dynamics may show us the patience needed for long-term success in fire management
When animals gather in large groups, we give them names: a “charm of finches,” a “bike of hornets.” Crows come in a murder, horde, parcel, or my favorite — a storytelling of crows. In folktales, crows gathered to pass judgment (and capital punishment) on their peers. Other eytomologies claim that this dark side of crows […]
Workplace incivility has costs, often big costs.
Working amid the camaraderie of the fireline, an inmate firefighter finds courage, a potential career focus, and the finest reward of fire work– to be appreciated.
A range of conferences and initiatives are moving us together into key questions about risk: what do we know, what needs to be learned, what lies ahead, how to advance knowledge, and how to use this knowledge to manage our risks.
For an hour on a small fire in this huge burning summer I doubled-up, adding incident commander to my role as duty officer, which is a no-no in anyone’s SOPs. Duty Officer should stay big-picture. This was a Red Flag day and I’d planned to meet a patrol engine in the field — so she […]
What does it take to transfer what’s learned in leadership training into actual leadership? One key: a training framework that supports self-understanding.
First there’s a fire, then initial attack …
Transforming fire management requires a true knowledge management program that integrates information management and decision-making processes
Will you lead like Maximus or Commodus?