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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.

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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.

    Reading, Reflecting, and Changing Behavior

    Reading, Reflecting, and Changing Behavior

    Kelly Woods talks with Erik Apland about his assignment to read all of the entrapment reports housed in the LLC Incident Review Database. Erik provides perspective on the evolution of reports spanning over a century. He highlights how old reports contain modern topics and he also provides some unique thoughts on PPE. In addition, Erik discusses how reading the reports has changed him and will affect his future actions.

    • 53 min
    An Entrapment Survival Story: Before, During and After

    An Entrapment Survival Story: Before, During and After

    In a conversation with Travis Dotson, Chris Fry shares the powerful story of his entrapment and shelter deployment on the 2006 Mudd Fire. We learn several key details about what happened that day. Chris discusses the lessons he has gained during his healing process and how the post-deployment mental health aspects of his experience are what truly motivates Chris to share his story.


     


    To see more documentation on the 2006 Mudd Fire: https://www.wildfirelessons.net/viewdocument/mudd-fire-engine-ent

    • 53 min
    Tree Felling Accidents...What The Numbers Say

    Tree Felling Accidents...What The Numbers Say

    Travis Dotson and Alex Viktora discuss the Tree Felling Accident Analysis – a report comparing 53 different tree felling accidents.

    Topics covered include:

    Predicting Tree Reactions
    Hung-Up Trees
    Helmets
    Two People at the Base
    Area Control
    Escape Routes
    Accidents During Training

    • 49 sec
    Command Presence

    Command Presence

    A conversation with Monica Morrison on Command Presence. 


    What is it?


    What does it look and sound like? 


    How do you get it?

    • 31 min
    Transitions

    Transitions

    Travis Dotson and Brit Rosso have a great discussion about transitions, both on and off the fireline. 

    • 46 min
    Slow and Steady: A Conversation between Travis Dotson and Andrew Addey

    Slow and Steady: A Conversation between Travis Dotson and Andrew Addey

    Andrew Addey is currently a Forest Training Officer, a position he landed after ten years on the Sawtooth Interagency Hotshot Crew.


    Travis and Andrew chatted about a ton of important topics, including:


    Growing our perspective on the job of a Line Officer.

    Expanding our training beyond the "traditional" courses.

    The San Antonio Fire Hit by Tree and Medical Extraction.

    Preparing more than just radio drivers for emergency command roles.

    Learning from Military Crew Advisor assignments.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

jbowkett84 ,

Great Insights

As a Cadet Firefighter taking intro wildfire courses this is some great insight for me. If I were single & 20 years younger I’d also be inspired to push for a career in wildfire.

The focus on safety is great!

Bartleby the Listener ,

Great podcast

If you’re a wildland firefighter this is a must listen. If you are not you can see the inside perspective from those who are knowledgeable, well spoken, and good at delivering information.

Ben Strahan ,

Incredibly Valuable

Might be one of the most well done podcasts I have ever listened too. I listen to a lot of podcasts and hands down this is my new favorite. I heard about this podcast at a South Canyon staff ride and have now listened to all the podcasts. Please do more guys. I plan on using this for my crew. It’s very well done.

Eldo Ben

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