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tion, or strategy. It is running at you full speed, and
time is on its side.
Finding the balance of good solid prevention
through preplanning is essential in our risk analysis
of our community. Making time is imperative; just
ask the 16 homeowners who lost everything in the
Roaring Lion Fire. They all wished they had more
Seth Barker is a captain and training officer for the Big Sky (MT)
Fire Department. He is a state fire instructor for the Montana Fire
Service Training School and a state lead EMS instructor. Barker
holds a Blue Card Instructor certification, is an ISFSI instructor, and
is a logistical coordinator for FirefighterCloseCalls.com. He is one
of the scholarship recipients to the Tampa 2 Summit held by the
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Barker is a contributing
author for FireRescue and sits on multiple wildland-urban interface
committees. He has taught for the Fire Department Instructors
Conference International, delivering multiple topics on prepar-
ing communities in all-hazard disciplines. Barker is one of the
Principal of Modern Fire Attack instructors and instructor trainers.
He has the live fire instructor certification and the training officer
credential through the ISFSI. Barker was elected director at large
for the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. He has fire
officer and chief training officer designations from the Center for
Public Safety Excellence.
This past wildfire season,
this country saw its share
of catastrophic events.