Saturday, July 1, 2017

Week of Remembrance - Day 2: Engage or Not Engage?

2017 Wildland Firefighter Week of Remembrance banner

We all lead on the fireline, whether we are conscious of it or not. Decisions are rarely made in a vacuum. We all contribute to how decisions get made. One of the most important decisions made regarding wildland fire is whether or not we “engage.” How is this decision really made?
Look at pages 1 and 2 in the IRPG—they are intended to aid us with this crucial decision.

Engage or not engage

IRPG - Page 1

Risk Management Process: Identify Hazards, Assess Hazards, Develop Controls and Make Risk Decisions, Implement Controls, Supervise and Evaluate

Planning for Medical Emergencies: What are we going to do if someone gets hurt? How will we get them out of here? How long will it take to get them to a hospital?
How are these decisions really made? What drives us? Who makes these decisions? How realistic are these IRPG references?

Want context from a real-life event? Watch and discuss Episode 1 of the Nuttall Fire Story video series.

Thanks to the Wildland LLC for this great resource.
Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center logo - 3 large concentric stars surrounded by 14 blue stars

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