A nurse who focuses on firefighter injuries, Hotshot crews, and first-responder helitack firefighters receive Wildfire Emergency Medical Service Awards
How research has helped to understand what is in the smoke of rural/urban interface fires.
A comparative study of fire fatalities and training asks how we might improve training and improve safety too.
A sampling of topics and presentations from IAWF’s upcoming conference, “Managing Fire, Understanding Ourselves: Human Dimensions in Safety and Wildland Fire.” We share these previews here and in selected articles throughout this issue of Wildfire Magazine.
Flipping from “top-down” to a community-based approach to fill the gap between the concept and practice of “shared responsibility”
Limiting the hazard of amateur drone flights while testing the potential for professional fire-ground application. An update on drone use in Australia.
In northwest California, the Klamath River Prescribed Fire Training Exchange offers a model for increasing the scope and scale of prescribed burning, and a model for bringing communities together too.
On a military gunnery range in Alaska, fire innovations take flight
This article is the second in a series by Ivan Pupulidy that explores the changing procedures and safety culture in the wildland fire profession. The first article, “Recognize error to prevent accidents,” was published in the August 2014 issue. Pupulidy is the Director of the US Forest Service Office of Learning.
To build resilience into our systems and success into our safety toolkit, a “student of fire” (and our firefighting systems) must embrace error as an opportunity to learn. Accident investigations have changed as new research and understanding of complex systems has emerged. The US Forest Service has replaced accident investigation with the Learning Review process, […]