This map was created to offer historical trends in geography, topography, fuels and conditions. It is intended to assist in safety, training and planning. Each incident is linked to its Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center report.
Red pins are fatalities Yellow pins are injury Green pins are near miss Blue pins memorials Purple pins important offices
"It is important that we all learn from the past and the mistakes that have occurred. We should all become students of history. The 10 standard Fire Orders and other checklists were borne out of firefighter tragedies like the Rattlesnake fire that occurred in 1953. It would be a tragedy, and a dishonor to those that perished, not to follow the Orders, and other checklists, designed to reduce risks to firefighters". Chief Bill Holmes, CAL FIRE
Special thanks for sharing this information to CAL FIRE, Chief Bill Holmes and CAL FIRE Battalion Chief, Jonni Mayberry, USFS Fire Operations Risk Management Officer, Peter Tolosano and Jeff Buscher.