RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)
2022 Fire Year in Review
Revisit significant events and statistics from the 2022 fire season. Identify lessons learned to prepare for the future. Explore intelligence sources to independently enhance big picture situational awareness. Category: Operations Core Component(s): Local Topics; Incident Reviews and Lessons Learned; Fire and Aviation Operational Safety Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 15:46
Revisit significant events and statistics from the 2022 fire season. Identify lessons learned to prepare for the future. Explore intelligence sources to independently enhance big picture situational awareness.
Review the video, module tools, and additional resources.
Review significant events and statistics from 2022 for your local area.
Print or display the current National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook from Predictive Services.
Optional: Print or Display additional fire potential outlooks for your Geographic Area (links on Geographic Area Coordination Centers – Outlooks) or your local response area (local dispatch center).
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 activity and discussion questions.
Questions / Scenario / Directions
Discuss significant events and trends from your local response area in 2022. How did last year compare to a typical fire year? What is the outlook for 2023?
The LLC segment introduced three topics from the 2022 fire year: Helmet Inspection, Short-Haul Sites, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness. Choose another topic from the 2022 LLC Incident Review Summary, review the information, and discuss how you/your crew can apply the Action Items in 2023.
The video introduced three sources of information for the Year in Review: The National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC), the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (LLC), and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). Using the links under Resources, identify and discuss a product or topic not covered in the video that you/your crew will use to improve your big picture situational awareness in 2023.