National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Faller, Basic, FAL3

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Incident Positions
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  • Receives briefing from supervisor.
  • Participates in organized and coordinated crew tactical actions.
  • Rearranges and removes fuels near the fireline to reduce threat of spotting or slopovers.
  • Participates in reducing the threat of fire exposure to improved properties.
  • Follows established procedures in securing the fireline.
  • Locates and suppresses fire within the assigned area.
  • Detects or locates hot materials or burning fuels.
  • Maintains communications with designated personnel.
  • Identifies situations which warrant immediate action and/or reporting.
  • Assumes responsibility for fire tools, equipment and gear.
  • Assumes responsibility for safety and welfare of yourself and others. Reports any threat.
  • Follows safety procedures for transporting personnel and equipment.
  • Follows local policies to maintain environmental quality.
  • Falls small sized woody material *up to 12 inch dbh).

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Geographic Area chainsaw certification as a Faller A.
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