Should There Be a Nineteenth Situation?

Dale Longanecker, survivor of the South Canyon Fire Incident, concluded in his official statement to the Fire Investigation Team: "I would make another Situation that Shouts Watchout!:"

"When you don't recieve the resources that you need or are debating with the dispatcher about the resources that you need. (We) needed more of everything on this fire. Dispatch didn't want them to use retardent. (They) wouldn't give us more than one helicopter."

Reprinted with permission of Jason Greenlee of Wildfire Magazine Online Vol 3 Number 3 Sept 1994

Last updated 4 November 2014