2017 WOR Day 2: Getting Real About Leadership

Week of Remembrance
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Ribbon symbol for survivor next to the Wildland Fire Leadership logo Week of Remembrance June 30-July 6, 2017

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?


Engage or not Engage?

Look at pages 1 and 2 in the IRPG—they are intended to aid us with this crucial decision:

pages 1 and 2 from the Incident Response Pocket Guide.

Discuss the following questions:

  • 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 here:


Additional Resources

Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR)
Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461
NWCG Standards for Helicopter Operations, PMS 510
RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)
Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book)
Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center

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