When a vegetation fire burns vegetation — grass, brush, trees or a mix — we act as fire managers, fire responders, firefighters and medics — the whole array of ICS roles we’ve been trained for. When a vegetation fire burns into and becomes a conflagration of structures, we work all our regular roles and add […]
To face these “wicked-problem” fires – a challenge (and support) to discover, test and apply the solutions.
Health: A Smoke Primer
ABOUT THE FILM: “WILDLAND” takes viewers inside the lives and experiences of a group of men who battle wildfires. The television version of the documentary debuted nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens on October 29th which launched a grassroots theatrical on-demand campaign for the release of the 77-minute director’s cut of the film, set to begin […]
By Alen Slijepcevic We are living in a time where fire management has become a topic for public discussion more than ever in our lifetimes. We have witnessed for the second year in a row, large and deadly fires in California and across western United States. This year also has seen deaths in Greece, large […]
Leadership and commitment – “Making the best of what you have!”
Culture has enormous implications for leadership
To better fight intensifying wildfires, the Bureau of Land Management works to diversify its ranks.
“The JFSP represents the gold standard in recognizing gaps in knowledge and partnering to meet research needs.” – From the 2017 JSFP Program Review
IAWF recognizes two fire scientists — Dr. Nicholas Skowronski and Dr. Marty Alexander — for the promise and significance of their work