RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)
Core Component(s): Other Hazards & Safety Issues
Estimated Delivery Time: 1 hour; Video Length: 28:13
Identify firefighting techniques, technologies, and safety practices from the 1969 training video that are similar and/or different than today. Examine the leader’s role within the fire organization.
- Review the video and module tools.
- Consider additional activities and discussion questions pertinent to the location and agency.
- Ensure all students have a copy of the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461.
Facilitating the Discussion
- Show the video.
- Facilitate a small or large group discussion using the activity and discussion questions.
- In the video, the attitude is that fire is “bad” or “evil”. Is this still the public perception today?
- Can you identify any advancements in fire science or research that have been made since the video was produced in 1969?
- How have firefighting tactics and/or strategies changed since 1969?
- How have equipment and safety practices changed since 1969?
- How has terminology changed since 1969?
- What elements of Operational Leadership (see IRPG) did you see?
- Were all Communication Responsibilities (see IRPG) being met?
- Did the leaders provide Leader’s Intent (see IRPG) with their briefings?
- Publication: Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461
- Document: 6 Minutes for Safety - Leader’s Intent
- Document: 6 Minutes for Safety - Five Communication Responsibilities
- Publication: Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, PMS 494-2
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