Welcome to Safety Matters

Safety Matters: A Wildland Firefighter Forum for Change

We are a diverse group of individuals who are passionate advocates for wildland firefighter safety. We seek and encourage participation in this dialog with relevant comments and suggestions from a wide audience including but not limited to:

  • wildland firefighters
  • families and friends of wildland firefighters
  • fire managers and policy makers
  • homeowners in the wildland urban interface

The purpose of this forum is to call attention to deficiencies in wildand firefighter safety presented by current wildland fire management systems.  We encourage firefighters, the public, and their representatives to support anddemand changes in policy and practices so that wildland firefighter and public safety is truly the first priority in all fire management actions.

We will be posting specific safety topics for review and discussion, via this website, Facebook and Twitter. We encourage your participation and feedback

 

Safety Matters: A Wildland Firefighter Forum for Change

 

Dan O’Brien: Career Wildland Firefighter: National Park Service: Retired

Elizabeth Anderson: Fire Ecologist:National Park Service & U.S. Forest Service: Retired

Barry Hicks: U.S. Forest Service: Retired

Holly Neill: Wildland Firefighter: National Park Service & U.S. Forest Service: Retired

 

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