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Online Collaboration and Training


MyFireCommunity.Net is an online knowledge management system we developed for the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center. This web-based community center provides interagency firefighters with a place to share knowledge and best practices, participate in discussion forums, and find out what others in their profession are doing in their current projects. Users can create their own private groups in which to exchange files and ideas before making them public. The system allows its administrators to monitor postings and place security restrictions on new information, to keep the exchange professional and meaningful. Visit the website.

Wildland Fire Lessons Learned

When the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center asked about a way to simplify the process of maintaining a fresh-looking website, we gave them the templates used at this site. The templates allow staff members with no programming or HTML experience to update page contents directly through the browser. Now the staff can focus on the words and pictures they want to display, rather than worrying about programming links or transferring files. Visit the website. 

The Idaho Tobacco Project

We currently host the Idaho Tobacco Project for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.  We developed the web interfaces and the server-side database system for granting, tracking, and managing tobacco permits for the entire state.  We also manage the Synar compliance and inspections aspect of this program on an ongoing basis. Visit the website.


Benchmark developed this online training course - complete with an interactive game and a quiz - to support state efforts to educate tobacco resellers about preventing the sale of tobacco to minors. Visit the website. 


Benchmark Research & Safety, Inc. is a human factors and ergonomics consulting firm that specializes in usability, user-centered design, product safety, warnings, expert witnessing, research (design, ethnographic, perceptual) and training. Benchmark Research & Safety, Inc. is one of the few multi-capability firms in the Northwest - headquartered in Moscow, Idaho with branch offices in Boise and Rigby, Idaho; Portland, Oregon; and Grand Junction, Colorado.