No matter our titles, our job as NPS communicators is to get the word out.
I attended a meeting of the NPS Safety Leadership Council (SLC) in Boise. Here is what sticks in my mind the most.
This introduces my ongoing video interview project.
Book Review of Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fire in the National Parks, by Hal K. RothmanBrian Lawatch NO Comments
For background information, I read this book. It was good!
As part of my effort to learn about all the different agencies at NIFC, I went around the offices, including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), interviewing their communications coordinators.
As part of my introduction to NIFC, I was taken on a tour of the facility. It was a lot to take in all at once, but I learned much about the organizational structure of wildland firefighting.
NIFC is like an off-road 4x4 vehicle. All of the agencies make up the engine and parts of the vehicle. Each part operates a different function, but all of the parts together build a lean, mean, beefy machine that can climb any mountain in any conditions.
Hello, my name is Brian Lawatch. I am the new Student Conservation Association intern for the National Park Service at the National Interagency Fire Center.
Effective communication is the responsibility of everyone regardless of your job description.
It happened on a Monday afternoon three hours before the crew was going off the clock.