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06-17-2016 12:28

From 2002 to 2011, the LLC published 28 Scratchline newsletters. Subjects for these quarterly publications—that focused on tactics, techniques, procedures and processes—were identified from After Action Review Rollups, Information Collection Teams, and phone interviews. Scratchline’s main purpose was to inform the wildland fire community in a fast and simple format.

Scratchline Editors: Paula Nasiatka and Brenna MacDowell

Readability/Technical Advisor: Mike DeGrosky

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Scratchline Issue 28 - April, 2011   1.07MB   1 version
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In October 2009 the National Fire Training Centers came together under one umbrella with the intent of providing a streamlined, specialized training program from entry through advanced levels. This Scratchline focuses on each of the National Fire Training Centers and covers program information, the incorporation of lessons learned, successes and challenges, and the vision for the future of each center.
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Scratchline Issue 27 - August, 2010   2.65MB   1 version
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The LLC staff recently interviewed seven fire training academy coordinators around the US regarding their notable successes, difficult challenges, effective safety practices, training recommendations and unresolved issues in the implementation of fire training academies.
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Scratchline Issue 26 - November, 2009   1.86MB   1 version
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The LLC staff recently interviewed eight Logistics Section Chiefs from around the United States regarding their notable successes, difficult challenges, effective safety practices, training recommendations and unresolved issues in the Logistics Section. Special thanks are extended to these Logistics Section Chiefs for sharing their significant lessons and practices with the wildland fire community.
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Scratchline Issue 25 - June, 2009   1.06MB   1 version
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Liaison Officers play a critical role in IMT operations. All IMT members and others in wildland fire can learn from their lessons. The LLC staff recently interviewed seven Liaison Officers and Liaison Officer Trainees from around the United States regarding their notable successes, difficult challenges, effective safety practices, and training recommendations for Liaison Officers. Special thanks are extended to these Liaison Officers and trainees for sharing their significant lessons and practices with the wildland fire community.
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Scratchline Issue 24 - February, 2009   1.08MB   1 version
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Eight Crew and Squad Bosses from around the United States were recently interviewed regarding their notable successes, difficult challenges, effective safety practices, crew training recommendations and unresolved issues in supervising squads and crews. Special thanks are extended to these Crew and Squad Bosses for sharing their significant lessons and practices with the wildland fire community.
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Scratchline Issue 23 - July, 2008   1.36MB   1 version
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The LLC staff recently interviewed four Dispatch Center Managers and two Assistant Dispatch Center Managers from around the United States regarding their notable successes and difficult challenges in situational awareness (SA), effective practices, and pressing safety issues in managing dispatch centers. Special thanks are extended to these dispatch personnel for sharing their significant lessons and practices with the wildland fire community.
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Scratchline Issue 22 - March, 2008   1.44MB   1 version
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Staff members of the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center and the Bushfire Cooperative Research Center recently interviewed twelve fire management professionals from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand regarding their experiences on one or more of their major wildfire assignments in these three countries as part of an exchange agreement . Specifically, these men and women shared their successes, challenges, effective practices, safety practices, and training recommendations.
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Scratchline Issue 21 - November, 2007   1.32MB   1 version
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Ten experienced interagency aviation personnel were recently interviewed regarding their most notable successes, difficult challenges, effective practices and pressing safety issues in wildland fire air operations. Special thanks are extended to these interagency community members for sharing their important lessons and practices with the wildland fire community.
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Scratchline Issue 20 - May, 2007   1.61MB   1 version
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Wildland Urban Interface Part 2 - Thirteen experienced WUI specialists from federal and state fire agencies and Firewise were recently interviewed regarding their notable successes, effective work practices, most difficult challenges, most important WUI advice, and WUI training recommendations in wildland urban interface operations and practices.
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Scratchline Issue 19 - May, 2007   1.50MB   1 version
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Wildland Urban Interface Part 1 - Thirteen exerienced WUI specialists from federal and state fire agencies and Firewise were recently interviewed regarding their notable successes, effective work practices, most difficult challenges, most important WUI advice, and WUI training recommendations in wildland urban interface operations and practices.
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Scratchline Issue 18 - November, 2006   1.68MB   1 version
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The LLC staff recently interviewed ten forest supervisors, park superintendents, state fire managers and district rangers from around the United States regarding their notable successes, difficult challenges, effective practices and training recommendations for managing wildland fire incidents. These line officers also shared advice and guidance for other line officers and fire managers. Special thanks are extended to these agency administrators for sharing their significant lessons and practices with the wildland fire community.
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Scratchline Issue 17 - August, 2006   1.48MB   1 version
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Chainsaw Safety and Snag Falling, Part 2 - Twelve journeymen chainsaw operators including regional saw program coordinators from the federal fire agencies and the private sector were recently interviewed regarding their notable successes, most difficult challenges, effective practices, and most pressing safety issues in chainsaw operations with respect to Lookout/Communications/Escape Routes/Safety Zones (LCES) and Situational Awareness (SA).
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Scratchline Issue 16 - August, 2006   1.31MB   1 version
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Chainsaw Safety and Snag Falling, Part 1 - Twelve journeymen chainsaw operators including regional saw program coordinators from the federal fire agencies and the private sector were recently interviewed regarding their notable successes, most difficult challenges, effective practices, and most pressing safety issues in chainsaw operations with respect to Lookout/Communications/Escape Routes/Safety Zones (LCES) and Situational Awareness (SA).
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Scratchline Issue 15 - March, 2006   1.08MB   1 version
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Lessons Learned Center staff recently interviewed BAER team leaders and members from the interagency Burned Area Emergency Response community regarding their notable successes, most difficult challenges, effective practices, most pressing safety concerns and unresolved issues.
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Scratchline Issue 14 - December, 2005   1.12MB   1 version
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Hurricane Response Revisited: Lessons from Dennis, Katrina, and Rita in 2005 from teams describing their successes, challenges and unresolved issues from Operations and Logistics Staging Areas, Shelter Operations, Field Hospital/Trauma Centers. Also Highlights of the National Response Plan and Common Lessons from the Assignments are included.
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Scratchline Issue 13 - August, 2005   1.08MB   1 version
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“Dozer and Tractor Plow Lessons Learned” is this issue’s theme. Equipment operators from federal, state, and county agencies as well as private contractors were interviewed regarding their: Notable Successes, Most Difficult Challenges, Effective Practices, and Most Pressing Safety Issues Regarding LCES and Situational Awareness.
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Scratchline Issue 12 - May, 2005   1.07MB   1 version
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Wildland Fire Related Vehicle Accidents: An Emphasis on the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV), ATV's vs. Passenger Vehicles, Perception and Reaction in Off-Road Situations, and The Do's and Don'ts of ATV Operation.
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Scratchline Issue 11 - March, 2005   1.65MB   1 version
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A Lessons Learned Center Information Collection Team interviewed local agency personnel, Fire Use Management Team (FUMT) members, Fire Use Modules, and other resources on a Wildland Fire Use (WFU) event in the Pacific Northwest during August 2004. This unit was managing its first WFU under a revised fire management plan. Their numerous lessons are highlighted in this issue.
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Scratchline Issue 10 - October, 2004   216K   1 version
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The Center's Tenth Issue features information on Prescribed Fire and Fire Use Lessons Learned (The Value of Public Education and Information, Managing Multiple Events, Capturing Fuels and Fire Behavior Knowledge, Lessons In Complexity, Contingency Planning in Extreme Drought Conditions, Situational Awareness and Human Factors) and a one page After Action Review (AAR) Tips Sheet.
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Scratchline Issue 9 - June, 2004   244K   1 version
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The Center's Ninth Issue features information on How The New Wildland Fire Community Center Can Serve You with a Community Directory, a Discussion Center, and a Knowledge Exchange, lessons learned from the 2003 Successes and Challenges From AAR Rollups, a reminder about the Winning Series section of the Center's site, and Common Denominators of Serious Wildland Fire Related Vehicle Accidents (Perceptual Errors, Alcohol & Driving, Fatigue, and Lack of Seat Belt Use).
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Scratchline Issue 8 - May, 2004   269K   1 version
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The second part of a two-part series spotlighting lessons from the 2003 Southern California fires features discussions on “Structure Triage”, “Strike Team Organization” and “Bump and Run Versus Anchor and Hold”. In a separate section, lessons learned interviews conducted with 10 veteran Type 2 Crew Bosses are featured. These Crew Bosses present their successes, challenges, training recommendations, and unresolved issues from recent fire seasons.
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Scratchline Issue 7 - February, 2004   243K   1 version
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This issue launches a two-part series that features excerpts from a Lessons Learned Information Collection Team that travelled to Southern California at the end of October following the severe fire season there. The team interviewed 107 people representing 43 different fire and ICS positions. Also included in this issue are the successes, challenges, and training recommendations collected and shared from smokejumpers in Idaho, Alaska, and California.
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Scratchline Issue 6 - August, 2003   274K   1 version
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Our Driving Responsibility Reprinted collection of articles on driving and some very useful tools for everyone related to driving safety.
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Scratchline Issue 5 - July, 2003   217K   1 version
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This issue focuses on “AARs and AAR Rollups”—spotlighting Engine Crews. A blank survey form for supervisory wildland firefighters to fill out is also provided.
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Scratchline Issue 4 - March, 2003   354K   1 version
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Lessons and “achieved successes” from numerous hotshot crew superintendents are featured, including how to demonstrate leadership under stress. The new “Wildland Fire Development Leadership Program” is introduced, including why hotshots and other personnel find it so valuable. “Vehicle Operations and Accident Response”, the last in a Scratchline series on encouraging best practices in vehicle operations, is also presented.
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Scratchline Issue 3 - January, 2003   360K   1 version
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The Center's Third Issue with articles on the Interface Danger Zone Conference, Getting Prepared for the Fire Season with Updated Information, Tools of the Trade: Best Practices for Driving During Wildland Fires, Driving - A Shared Responsibility, Supervising Vehicle Operators: Pre-Hire Tools for Managers, and Web Sources for Driving Best Practices.
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Scratchline Issue 2 - November, 2002   215K   1 version
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Second issue with articles on the New Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center Web Site, Driving and Wildland Fires (Vehicle Accidents and Lessons Learned), Crews and Line Overhead (Operational Tactics, ICS Briefings, Crew Morale, Safety and Communications, Physical Training), and Fire Use Modules 2002 Season (Lessons Learned - Notable Successes, Overcoming a Challenge, Best Practices, Training Recommendations and Unresolved Issues.
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Scratchline Issue 1 - July, 2002   385K   1 version
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Inaugural issue with articles on Incident Management Team's at the World Trade Center responding to the 9/11/01 Terrorist Attacks, Lessons From 2002 Type 3 Incidents in Hawaii, New Mexico and Arizona, and the After Incident Report on the Type 1 Bullock Fire near Tucson.

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