Lessons learned when two linked conferences — one focused on safety, the other on prescribed fires – invite a range of global experts to gather. By Núria Prat, Mariona Borràs, and Xavier Úbeda Professional conferences — where experts, practitioners and students gather — can be the genesis of new practices and ideas. This discovery process was multiplied […]
A women’s focused prescribed fire training exchange helps women and men build a more inclusive and successful culture for our fire profession. A report from the Incident Commander of the 2016 WTREX.
Hosted in Dorset on the south coast of England, the conference will focus on “Wildfire resilience in a UK context”
Adam Bigalk I served six years in the U.S. Navy and spent four of those years on a nuclear powered submarine. AfterÂ completing my time in the Navy, I realized I wanted to find a career where I worked outdoors. I went back to school and finished aÂ B.S. in ecology from Minnesota State University. After graduation, […]
The Veterans Fire Corps, a program sponsored by the Student Conservation Association, brings the skills of US military veterans to the fireline. In programs throughout the US West, veterans are supported in their re-entry into civilian life while developing the concrete skills needed to secure employment as wildland firefighters and join a cadre of well-trained […]