National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Hazard Tree and Tree Felling Subcommittee

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Mission Statement

The Hazard Tree and Tree Felling Subcommittee (HTTFS) provides and promotes the application of an effective risk management process when working in hazard tree environments and conducting chain saw operations.

Primary Objectives

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  • Provide products to assist in the identification and mitigation of risk factors and decision-making ability in the hazard tree environment.
  • Provide analysis and guidance to the interagency wildland fire community concerning tree hazard identification and mitigation, chain saw and cross-cut saw operations, and tree felling operations in wildland fire.
  • Produce various hazard tree training products and reference materials designed to reduce hazard tree related accidents and maintain consistency and standardization among the NWCG partners.

Assessment Toolbox

Individual Tree Risk Assessment Tools

Tree Felling Toolbox

Historical Documents

*This document is historical and is not currently accessible; please contact NWCG if you need assistance having the documents read.

Lessons Learned

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Fuel Geyser Awareness

Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations, Chapter 13 Firefighter Training and Qualifications

Region 1: Northern Region

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Region 2: Rocky Mountain Region

Region 3: Southwestern Region

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Region 4: Intermountain Region

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Region 5: Pacific Southwest Region

Region 6: Pacific Northwest Region

Region 8: Southern Region

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Region 9: Eastern Region

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Region 10: Alaska Region

Canada, British Columbia

West Wide



6 Minutes For Safety Topics Related to HTTFS 


Mack McFarland
NWCG Coordinator: 
Katy O'Hara
Parent Committee: 
Meeting Schedule: 
Monthly on the Second Tuesday
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