National Wildfire Coordinating Group

2020 WOR Day 1: Turning Lessons Into Learning


This Week of Remembrance is dedicated to all those who have fallen in the line of duty and is intended to serve as an opportunity to renew our commitment to the health, wellness, and safety of wildland firefighters.


There is no question that the loss of firefighters’ lives deeply affects us all. When we realize how many tragic events have happened, we need to ask ourselves are we learning anything from the past? Are we getting better? Are we safer? Has anything changed?


The purpose of this week is to honor our fallen firefighters by
making a commitment
that we will apply the lessons we have learned
every day,
on every fireline we walk,
and with every decision we make.


This week use the materials provided in these safety messages as a foundation for respectful dialogue and discussion. Apply these lessons to yourself, your crew, your team, and your unit. Ask yourself this:  How can these lessons help change my behavior?


In Memory of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hot Shot Crew, June 30, 2013. Logo is of the tree that stands on Granite Mountain in a circle at the center.
Today is dedicated to the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Never forgotten.


Consider making time today to watch the RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) module on the Yarnell Hill Fire and discuss the questions as a crew.


Week of Remembrance
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Jun 2023

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