Please click on the link below to view NWCG’s response to our Safety Forum Briefing of June 2014:
The Safety Matters group views this as a very disappointing reply from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group with the same old tired words about safety. Yet despite these words there have been no significant changes implemented to further protect firefighters. One year ago 19 firefighters tragically died at the Yarnell Hill Fire in AZ and twenty years ago 14 firefighters died at the South Canyon Fire in CO. Despite exhaustive reviews, reports and recommendations from Safety Matters and many others, firefighters continue to die.
Safety Matters will continue to advocate for the improvements and action steps we presented to the NWCG in our June report.