Friday, March 28, 2014

From the Field for the Field - Clay Springs Burnover

“These men who volunteer their time to protect their homes and community paid a precious price for those whom they serve. They have now offered to you an opportunity to learn from their experience. It is their hope you will learn from their story and another tragedy that could be yours will be avoided.” ~ Rowdy Muir, District Ranger, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Ashley National Forest, Qualified Type 1 IC


Time and time again we hear the same story:

  • Firefighters had many years of experience.
  • Fire initially did not seem out of the ordinary.
  • Area was in an extended period of drought.
  • Red flag conditions existed.
  • Watchout Situations were present.
Wildland Fire Leadership Challenge
Watch the video with your team and discuss the lessons you learned and what you will do differently in the future to avoid a similar situation. 

Click here for more on the Clay Springs burnover

A huge shoutout to Utah Department of Natural Resources - Forestry, Fire and State Lands for sharing this video with the wildland fire community.  

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