Lessons and Data

October 14, 2016

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 & Clouds
  • Knowing where the Medical Incident Report lives
  • The need for humility
  • Communication with Medivac Helicopters
  • The responsibility for relevance

Data from past years: Annual Incident Review Summaries

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The Contractor’s Dilemma

October 7, 2016

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 experiences with us.  Tune in to get dialed!

Reports related to the discussion:
Weiser Complex Dozer Rollover (mentioned by Alex)

2014 Incident Review Summary (pg 9) (has a general description of the "dilemma")

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Emerging Lessons - 2016

September 24, 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 failures.  Tune in to get dialed!

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Chainsaws and Fire Season 2016: a chat with Travis Dotson

August 13, 2016

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 what he's seen so far this season. 

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