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.
From burn severity to needle flammability, from fire weather to human dimensions — the International Journal of Wildland Fire explores a wide range of fire science in its eighth issue of 2014.
Limiting the hazard of amateur drone flights while testing the potential for professional fire-ground application. An update on drone use in Australia.
if you want to lead, you need to show up. Once you show up, you need to engage.
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.
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.
PBS’s American Experience presents Timothy Egan’s The Big Burn
Renewal and reinvention: notes from Portugal
Not all cameras need to fly. In Alberta (CA), a portable camera-equipped tower extends the range of wildfire detection by fire lookouts.
New products and practices for wildfire managers