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Taking Care of Us: The Art of Listening

Author(s): Kathy Clay
Year Published: 2018

We carry tools with us fighting wildland fire. Pulaskis, chain saws, shelters, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen. A tool you may not consider, and one often overlooked, is the tool of listening.

The National Fallen Firefighter Foundation (NFFF) took the tool of listening across the country in six cities over the course of four months – from October 2017 to February 2018 – to hear and learn how to reduce wildland fire line-of-duty deaths and injuries.

Citation: Clay K. 2018. Taking Care of Us: The Art of Listening. Wildfire Magazine 27(3), online version.
Topic(s): Human Dimensions of Fire Management, Human Factors of Firefighter Safety
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 18149
Record updated: Sep 25, 2018