Brad Mayhew

Brad Mayhew is the founder of Fireline Factors Consulting ( He has been writing, training and consulting on risk and resilience in fire for over a decade. Mayhew has a master’s degree in Human Factors and System Safety, and serves on investigation teams, including Yarnell Hill (2013) and Coal Canyon (2011). His roles include lead investigator, human factors specialist, training products developer, and investigation process consultant. He served on the USFS Los Padres Hotshot Crew (Santa Barbara, CA) and authored the IRPG’s Human Factors section. He received the NWCG Paul Gleason Leadership Award for Innovation.