Season one on an IA crew in southern Oregon.
if you want to lead, you need to show up. Once you show up, you need to engage.
Called the “world’s greatest female endurance cyclist,” six-time world champion Rebecca Rusch owns numerous victories in multiple ultra endurance races, including the Leadville Trail 100, Dirty Kanza 200, and holds the record on the 142-mile Kokopelli Trail. Rebecca also works as a part-time firefighter and EMT for the Ketchum Fire Department. by Rebecca Rusch Throughout […]
It is a Saturday in late April and we’re thinking of wildfires. Nearly half of the contiguous United States is in drought and fire season has started across the West, South and East. Earlier this spring a New Jersey brush fire smoked out Manhattan. On television, an episode of Showtime’s “Years of Living Dangerously” follows […]
In recent years, wildland fire management has been frequently talked about in terms of what the future holds, courses to the future, escalating challenges, being at a crossroads, and the pervasiveness of constant change. Over time, it has steadily progressed to become a program having very high complexity and capricious risk. But, it has been […]
At the Large Wildland Fires conference, participants will explore the big questions confronting fire researchers, managers, and policymakers. Those big questions include the debate over whether current and future large wildfires represent unwanted and unnatural events that cause great ecological and economic harm — or opportunities to restore ecosystems and the natural role of fire […]
It’s Bigger than You By supporting the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) you are supporting the fire community and profession. This helps you but it’s bigger than you or me. It’s about all of us. IAWF trains the profession through the conferences and webinars it organizes and hosts, which provide a venue for cross-pollination […]
by James Patterson It was the growing season in Florida, May or June, and we were conducting a prescribed burn in one of the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) and wiregrass (Aristida stricta) ecosystems on the forests. It was a great burn with all objectives being met: ensuring, public and firefighter safety and maintaining the historic […]
Over the seasons, Jeff Shelton has brought his camera to the fireline and captured the routine of daily life and work of a Southern California strike team. Shelton is stationed on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest in Silverado Canyon and is working his twenty-fifth season in fire. Having deployments from San Diego to […]
THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP. We understand leadership in many ways: as a function of personality, as behaviors in which we engage, as the ability to influence and persuade others, as our style, and our ability to adapt to the situation, as charisma, credibility, and the ability to inspire and motivate. All serve to explain some aspect […]