Nerdy…..thx for the post about your crew. Really good insight and I think some very strong indication that maybe the system can stand some scrutinization from the crews up. Obviously your leaders have a different opinion of how the crews should be handled than a good deal of the others. I wonder if they would be up to doing an interview maybe with a wildland fire publication? I realize safety starts with each individual FF but the mindset of the crew and the leaders has to be addressed.
Montana mom…….I am very concerned about the safety of our FF’s and I am thinking maybe we should just get some sort of communication out to who ever will listen. Honestly I have found just writing a letter to the editors of newspapers will get a lot of attention. It did when we were yelling about the shelters. Mellie…..ideas???????
We have several issues to address: traveling, substance abuse, ability to speak up on safety issues and ?????
We need input here folks. What in your opinion is the priority we need to follow? Obviously they all intertwine but we need a focal point. Let us know how you feel.