Wildland firefighters are invited to take part in a research study to collect feedback from U.S. wildland firefighters to determine current cleaning practices related to wildland firefighting PPE. The purpose of this research is to determine the wildland fire service’s access to cleaning and laundering of their PPE. This study will inform the future care recommendations for NFPA 1877 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Wildland Fire Fighting Clothing and Equipment.Continue Reading
An international team of researchers is seeking feedback from wildland fire professionals that looks back at the past year (what are the lessons learned so far?) and ahead (what are positive changes that will be kept after the pandemic?). Particular attention is paid to mental health and work-life balance, to assist organizations in understanding what type of support their employees need. Results will again be shared open access to facilitate sharing of best practices, principles and options for adapting to the constraints and opportunities that COVID-19 is imposing.Continue Reading
A survey is being conducted by many regional partners to analyze the training needs related to prescribed fire across the diverse group of practitioners in the Southeast. The results will identify needs and develop recommendations to potentially increase the availability and selection of course offerings to build capability and capacity of prescribed burners.
This survey is a collaborative effort by the SE Regional Strategy Committee for Cohesive Strategy, SERPPAS Prescribed Fire Work Group, Southern Group of State Foresters, NC State University Extension Forestry, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientist, Forest Stewards Guild, Southern Fire Exchange, and the SE Regional Prescribed Fire Council Coordinating Group.
Please complete the survey by January 26, 2021.
The survey link is https://go.ncsu.edu/fire_