A range of conferences and initiatives are moving us together into key questions about risk: what do we know, what needs to be learned, what lies ahead, how to advance knowledge, and how to use this knowledge to manage our risks.
For an hour on a small fire in this huge burning summer I doubled-up, adding incident commander to my role as duty officer, which is a no-no in anyone’s SOPs. Duty Officer should stay big-picture. This was a Red Flag day and I’d planned to meet a patrol engine in the field — so she […]
Marc Castellnou honored at 2015 Human Dimensions/Fire Safety Conference
What does it take to transfer what’s learned in leadership training into actual leadership? One key: a training framework that supports self-understanding.
A speech by Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell delivered at the IAWF conference focused on “Managing Fire, Understanding Ourselves.”
With a fire-summer of extremes, we share this position statement developed and supported by a position statement that was one result of the Large Wildland Fires Conference. The statement was developed and supported by the Association for Fire Ecology , International Association of Wildland Fire, and The Nature Conservancy.
by David Calkin and Matt Thompson US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Human Dimensions Program. Missoula, MT. Risk management has evolved into one of the most discussed topics within wildfire organizations throughout the world. However, there remains considerable uncertainty around fundamental definitions and concepts of risk management and how it should be implemented at […]
The Cougar Creek Fire on Mt. Adams, Washington burned 53,500 acres in 2015. Photographer Jurgen Hess spent several days on the fire lines. This is his story with his photographs.
Learning the traditional Māori use of fire can help New Zealand fire managers understand fire use and improve fire protection as climates warm and dry.
Wildfire Environmental USA Inc. and WATERAX are now officially operating as one. The company will continue operating in the United States as WATERAX Corporation, with our head office located in Vancouver, WA. Together, the companies will be working as one team, with one purpose – to help wildland firefighters move water with force, in the […]