National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Ground Ignition Subcommittee

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Mission Statement

The Ground Ignition Subcommittee (GISC) provides national leadership for all program elements related to ground ignition equipment.

Primary Objectives

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  • Develop and maintain standards and specifications for ground ignition equipment.
  • Establish, communicate, and implement ground ignition equipment evaluation and approval processes.
  • Develop and maintain ground ignition equipment training materials, guides and manuals.

Fuel Geyser Awareness

Guidance Documents

Aluminum Fuel Bottle OSHA Supplemental Standards:

Note: Small aluminum fuel bottles (commonly referred to as Sigg bottles)

Dolmar OSHA Supplemental Standards:

  • No Dolmar Supplemental Standards are currently approved by OSHA.

From NWCG Standards for Transporting Fuel, PMS 442:

Subcommittee Relevant Equipment Bulletins


Jeff Schardt
NWCG Coordinator: 
Carmen Thomason
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