National Wildfire Coordinating Group

RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)

Boise Bicycle Project - Collaboration and Partnerships

RT-130 Decorative banner. Group of photos depicting wildland firefighters performing various duties.

What can we learn about collaboration and partnerships from successful organizations?
Category: Leadership
Core Component(s): Local Topics;
Human Factors, Communication and Decision Making

Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 12:40



The Boise Bicycle Project has several partnerships and collaborations. Discuss how these relationships have led to their success and how fire organizations benefit from collaboration.

Facilitator Preparation

  • Review the video and module tools.
  • Consider additional activities and discussion questions pertinent to the location and agency.

Facilitating the Discussion

  • Show the video.
  • Facilitate a small or large group discussion using the discussion questions below.

Discussion Questions

  1. What wildland fire skills were applied that help build a successful organization?
  2. Does your crew or organization have a partnership in place? Examples include volunteer fire departments, search and rescue, fish and game, or other local state, federal, or tribal units.
  3. What type of training is in place for this partnership? What are the benefits of having training in place?
  4. Share success stories from your partnership.
  5. If you don’t have a partnership in place, can you now think of some that could be implemented? What comes to mind?
  6. Can you think of unsuccessful experiences that could have been avoided if there was a collaborative program in place?


Additional Video Information

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