Although the Wildland Fire Incident Staff Rides use a virtual approach to deliver this same type of training for incidents where life and death was in the balance, the 14 packages in the program are extensively documented and designed to help students see beyond finding fault and instead, "examine the deeper questions of leadership and decision-making." A blend of maps, interviews, and audiovisual materials are used to relate circumstances of each case study (Staff Ride). To learn more, use the link below to access the Staff Rides:
Comment: It's darn near impossible to effectively communicate a story of response, whether it is in the ranks of the last responders (military) or in the ranks of the first responders (in this case wildland firefighters), without a map. Consequently, the first item displayed in any one of the Staff Rides is.......a map.
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