BU HEM student David Silver (HEM 13) participated in a wildland fire research exercise in the Arizona based company Stractions on April 12, 2013. Mr. Silver along with BU HEM 2012 Graduate Simran Kaur (who is interning for Stractions) completed research on wildland firefighting and famine based logistics requests while BU HEM Associate Director J.J. Burke facilitated the tabletop exercise amongst participants. Also participating was Mike Olsen, CEO of Stractions, Ravi Bandalamruri, COO of Stractions along with Stractions development staff. The exercise was used to test the validity of the Stractions ELCYMS (Emergency Life Cycle Management System) which is a field based logistics and tactical computer program that would assist Incident Commanders in projecting supply and manpower requests for any given incident. For more information on Stractions go to their website www.stractions.com.