Monday, September 25, 2017

IGNITE: Improving Lives and Organizations

Fire leaders bring order to chaos, improve our people’s lives, and strengthen our organizations.
Fire leaders bring order to chaos, improve our people’s lives, and strengthen our organizations. ~ Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, p. 6 ~
[Photo credit: Tallac IHC]

Thursday, September 21, 2017

IGNITE: Living Life's Lessons

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. - Helen Keller crew working line on a mountain road
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. - Helen Keller

[Photo: Baker Creek IHC]

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The IFPM/FS-FPM Double Standard

hanging scale
(Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock)
“Following the South Canyon Fire in 1994, an interagency team was formed to investigate the fatalities and contributing factors. The subsequent 1995 Federal Wildland Fire Policy and Program Review, signed by both Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior, directed Federal wildland fire agencies to establish fire management qualifications standards to improve firefighter safety and increase professionalism in fire management programs.

Monday, September 18, 2017

IGNITE: Passing the Torch

Life is no ‘ brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.  ~ George Bernard Shaw ~ [Photo courtesy of Buck Rock Foundation] view from a fire lookout with sunset in the background
Life is no ‘ brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
~ George Bernard Shaw ~
[Photo courtesy of Buck Rock Foundation]

IGNITE: Passing the Torch

Life is no ‘ brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.  ~ George Bernard Shaw ~  [Photo courtesy of Buck Rock Foundation] Sunset from a lookout
Life is no ‘ brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. ~ George Bernard Shaw
[Photo courtesy of Buck Rock Foundation]

Thursday, September 14, 2017

IGNITE: Change the Way You Look at Things

Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change. - Wayne Dyer  [Photo: Edu Borroso]
Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change. - Wayne Dyer
[Photo: Edu Borroso]

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Some thoughts on what you eat…


Some folks proclaim, “you’re going to die anyway...” when they realize the amount of discipline I hold over what I eat. To that, I say, “it is not about dying, it is about how you live.” We have choices about what we eat, how much we eat, and how many different things we eat. Because we have choices, I want mine to be the best. So I research, study and reconcile what I learn with anecdotal information. I have come to a rather simple summary of what I should eat–QQV: Quality, Quantity and Variety.

Monday, September 11, 2017

IGNITE: Empowered!

Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth. Give me a flucrum, and I shall move the world. - Archimedes  [Photo: Redding IHC]
Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth. Give me a fulcrum, and I shall move the world. - Archimedes
[Photo: Redding IHC]

Thursday, September 7, 2017

IGNITE: Remember Where We Came From

If we forget where we came from, we will often lose sight of where we're going. - Perry Noble
If we forget where we came from, we will often lose sight of where we're going. - Perry Noble
[Photo: Kyle Miller/Wyoming IHC]

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

S-520 and "Escape: The Great California Fire"

Fire Outside My Window book cover (Sandra Millers Younger)
(Great pre-reading assignment by Sandra Millers Younger)

View above Country Estates
(View above Country Estates)
Greetings,

The International Association of Fire Chiefs is pleased to announce open registration for the San Diego County Megafires: An All Hazards Interactive Case Study; November 13 – 15, 2017. This program is certified as a National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) L-580 Leadership is Action course and limited to 40 participants.