This week, the Forest Service released the final results of a Coordinated Response Protocol learning review about a tragic event that occurred August 13, 2016, when Justin Randal Beebe lost his life while cutting a hazard tree during suppression efforts on the Strawberry Fire, Great Basin National Park, Nevada.
This report is the product of an interagency Coordinated Response Protocol Team convened under a delegation of authority from the USDA Forest Service and the National Park Service. Information contained in the report is the result of multiple site visits, interviews of personnel on the ground and analysis of supporting materials such as photos, maps, qualification records and dispatch logs.
The intent of this review process is to encourage learning around these themes within the wildland-fire-environment context. Wildland firefighting agencies will use this information to evaluate practices and identify learning tools for the next generation of firefighters. The report in its entirety can be found on the Wildfire Lessons website.