Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
By Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
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We discuss accidents, incidents, innovation, efficiencies and just about anything to help reveal risk and improve performance in the wildland fire service.
||CleanEntrapments||Why Talk About Entrapments? In January 2018, as part of work on the 2017 Annual Incident Review Summary, LLC staffers Travis and Alex recorded this discussion about entrapments. Listen to their wide-ranging conversation to find out more about entrapmen||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBad Apples||In this podcast, Travis Dotson and Brit Rosso introduce the concept of the "Bad Apple" as it applies to the business of wildland fire. To do so, we take a close look at one of our heroes, Paul Gleason, and some decisions Paul made back in 2000 on a fire||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance of Identity||In this podcast, we hear from Travis Dotson--a regular on the podcast--and Brit Rosso, the Director of the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center and podcast newcomer. In the discussion, we try to make sense of the super complex and convoluted topic of "I||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNuttall Fire Series: Thomas Taylor, Flagstaff IHC Sawyer||For the 2017 Week of Remembrance, the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center is focusing on a single shift on a single fire from July 2004, the Nuttall Fire, which burned on the Coronado National Forest in southeastern Arizona. In the final episode o||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNuttall Fire Series: Jason Virtue, helicopter crewmember||For the 2017 Week of Remembrance, the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center is focusing on a single shift on a single fire from July 2004, the Nuttall Fire, which burned on the Coronado National Forest in southeastern Arizona. In this episode, we he||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNuttall Fire Series: Dan and Corey from Flagstaff IHC||For the 2017 Week of Remembrance, the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center is focusing on a single shift on a single fire from July 2004, the Nuttall Fire, which burned on the Coronado National Forest in southeastern Arizona. In this episode, we he||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2017 Week of Remembrance: Why talk about Nuttall?||For the 2017 Week of Remembrance, the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center is focusing on a single shift on a single fire from 2004- the Nuttall Fire, which burned on the Coronado National Forest in southeastern Arizona. Why? Listen in to found ou||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow NOT to Catch Your UTV on Fire.||What if your UTV caught on fire? Yeah - it happens. In this mini-episode we get right to the point - why you need to take a real close look at the underside of your UTV. Listen to this 5-minute episode - then go inspect that UTV! Related Blog Post: Th||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBurn Injuries - Why They're a Big Deal||In this episode Alex and Travis chat about wildland firefighter burn injuries. Why are they a bigger deal than we might think? What can we do to make sure we get the treatment we need? What are the lessons from past incidents? Get the answers||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFuel Geysers: A conversation with Ralph Gonzales||Unfortunately, when it comes to fuel geysers, there are many popular misconceptions. True or False: "Fuel geysers only happen when it's hot.” “Fuel geysers only happen with chainsaws.” “The recent chainsaw recall will fix the fuel geyser issue."||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrip Torch Leg Burns||2016 marked the eighth year in a row that the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center has recieved at least one report of a serious burn injury on the leg related to drip torch use. This podcast is just 7 minutes long - a little booster shot of awarenes||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScouting...High Risk?||Do you like scouting? Do you acknowledge the risk involved? Chances are you take on more exposure than you realize whenever you "go take a look". Some super dialed-in folks have died scouting: Sawtooth Rx Entrapment (2003) Devils Den Fatality (200||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bull Fire Entrapment||What is it actually like to "Wag Dodge" it? What does it feel like to realize you are in a bad spot? What are some things you can do to prepare for that moment? In this episode we hear it all directly from the survivor of an entrapment on the Bull||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLessons and Data||Where do the lessons live? In this episode we discuss the relationship between lessons and data and why it matters. Along the way we wander through the following topics: Clocks & CloudsKnowing where the Medical Incident Report livesThe need for humi||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Contractor's Dilemma||In this episode we tackle the "Contractor's Dilemma" - the idea that contract fire resources face different pressures that make some conversations about assignment risk more difficult. Is this an issue? Is it not? Take a listen and share your expe||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmerging Lessons - 2016||Alex Viktora and Travis Dotson discuss emerging numbers and lessons from the year so far. Topics discussed include early season physical training medical emergencies, equipment burning up (including lessons about parking in the black), and tire failur||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChainsaws and Fire Season 2016: a chat with Travis Dotson||Travis Dotson, Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center Analyst, has been crunching the numbers on chainsaw incidents during the 2016 fire season. Listen in to hear his thoughts on chainsaws, and what sawyers and crew leaders might do differently based on||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Every firefighter should be listening to this podcast
Many of us want to be students of fire. Now we have another excellent way of doing so. I listen while driving on long road trips, often to fire assignments or trainings. The info is great, keep up the great stuff!
A good podcast to touch on issues of the wildland fire environment and a tool to start dialogue about risks and trends in the all-risk environment.
Audio levels make it difficult at times to hear what is said, yet the content is great. Would love to hear their interpretation of "the big lie" and the debate over acceptable loss and acceptable risk.
Listening to this podcast while traveling 2 states away for and major incident. Get me prepared and aware of thing that I've been doing everyday, get the complacency out of my head. Good exchange of stories to build on.
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