National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Resource Advisor – Fireline Qualified , REAF

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  • Determine the need for environmental restriction within the fire area and provide input as to appropriate suppression actions based on resource concerns
  • Develop recommendations for fire suppression rehabilitation of control lines in assigned area
  • Monitor rehabilitation efforts
  • Provide guidance during the implementation of rehabilitation activities for assigned area
  • Coordinate with local specialists (biologists, archaeologists, engineers, resource specialists, recreation specialists, etc) and/or incident supervisor, to identify potential impacts of suppression or management activities
  • Identify existing utilities, roads, pipelines, and other uses on the land that may be affected
  • Identify potential resources issues that may occur as a result of the incident or incident activities
  • Provide input for the development of a fire suppression rehabilitation plan for the agency administrator and the incident commander
  • Provide input for the initial completion and/or revision of a published WFDSS decision
  • Document potential and actual suppression/fire-related resource impacts and the rationale for protection of priority areas
  • Provide input to the development of a long-term plan to provide oversight, documentation and evaluation of rehabilitation efforts
  • Anticipate impact on resources in assigned area as the suppression or prescribed fire operation evolves
  • Ensure that planned mitigation measures area carried out effectively on the fireline in assigned area
  • Provide content input on the development of short and long term natural resource and cultural rehabilitation documents
  • May serve as liaison to agency administrator, resource users, and other affected parties


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