Encouraging risk taking

On October 20 we published our Top 10 List: Reasons Why You Can’t Do That, which explores a culture that abhors risk taking. Dilbert gets into it frequently. Here is an example from October 16, 2011 (click on it to see a slightly larger version):


Continuing with that theme, here are two interviews posted on YouTube by the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center that further dissect the issue. They feature Bill Palleck, the former superintendent of North Cascades National Park. During one of them, Mr. Palleck gets into a wildland fire issue — the various, changing, stupid names for what we used to call “let burn” fires.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

One thought on “Encouraging risk taking”

  1. great interview just wish the upper mangment at my FD would see this and try to work from it . A great deal of what he said is so true


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