#42 – When The Sh-t Hits the Fan… Will You Be Ready?

Many fire departments and wildland fire agencies are currently preparing for the upcoming wildfire season. In parts of our country the season has been underway for some time but in much of the west, firefighters are spending time in “refresher classes” and taking their introductory wildland fire courses. Often times when we are sitting in those classes we’re thinking how we’ve heard this all before… or nothing is really going to happen that I haven’t already experienced, etc, etc. We minimize our risk and the more years of experience we have the less we think we have to learn.

Today’s story is a shortened version of a tragic wildfire where 6 firefighters were killed in a burn over. I’m telling this story to try and motivate firefighters to pay attention and take seriously their annual fire refresher training and other training courses. I hope hearing what happened to some experienced firefighters will help you stay focused during your training.

Episode 42, When the Shit Hits the Fan… Will You Be Ready? – BobbieOnFire.com

2 thoughts on “#42 – When The Sh-t Hits the Fan… Will You Be Ready?

  1. Good motivation for the new firefighters.
    Though the training, and equipment change, it is good to remember wildfire is an elemental force. Not to be trifled with.

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    1. Thanks David. I think the experienced veterans can benefit as well. Sometimes the more you know and have experienced the less you might think you can learn. Hope this story jogs everyone into gear when it’s time for training and prep for the season.

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