Photos by Carlos Vera
Learning from how we responded to and managed 10 major Australasian emergencies, from cyanide spills to major structure fires, from floods to bushfires.
Fireline leaders make life and death decisions. When seeking leadership for fireline and for the evolving “wicked problems” that fire managers seek, might we benefit by looking for a different skill set? A call for the value of introverts as leaders.
A speech by Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell delivered at the IAWF conference focused on “Managing Fire, Understanding Ourselves.”
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.
Identifying common social watch outs will help team leaders recognize and respond to the increasing social risks we face in complex incidents and wildland-urban interface fires.
“It’s going to happen again…with or without climate change.” – John McAneney, talking about [Australia’s] Black Saturday.
I was attending a fire conference in Reno, Nevada, a few years ago when a Forest Service engine captain I knew, Richard Gearhart, strode up and asked in a bold manner, â€œAre you going to do a book on the Esperanza Fire?â€