The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is proud to announce Health and Safety at Wildland Fires, the newest training module on the Fire Hero Learning Network. This timely new training discusses the unique characteristics of wildland fire responses, the known hazard categories and safety practices that mitigate these hazards, and how to practice effective risk management. As the demand for service and exposures increase, so do the health and safety hazards to all firefighters who operate in the wildland urban interface.
“With wildland fires increasing in size, severity, and duration, the wildfire season is now year-round in many places. A growing number of communities that never worried about these types of fires before are currently scrambling for resources and expertise,” said Tom Harbour, NFFF Advisory Committee member and former National Fire Chief for the U.S. Forest Service. “Now more than ever, these communities need to enact prevention measures, prepare for wildland fire responses, and plan for the future.”
Health and Safety at Wildland Fires features three of the most respected leaders in wildland firefighting: George Broyles, Kelly Martin, and Rachael Hansen. Their shared expertise, along with specific and actionable safety practices, will help every firefighter with any level of experience operate more safely at wildland fire responses.