RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)

AFUE Aerial Firefighting Use and Effectiveness

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Aerial Firefighting Use and Effectiveness (AFUE) is a chartered study through the US Forest Service. This study is an exploration of critical questions; questions such as: Where, When, Why, How, and How Well are aerial firefighting resources being used? AFUE products are intended to assist and inform, both aerial firefighting in particular, and wildland fire management in general.
Category: Aviation
Core Component(s): Current Issues, Other Hazards & Safety Issues
Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 18:34

    Intent

    Evaluate the effectiveness of various fire aviation assets. Understand the benefit of gathering data on aerial firefighting effectiveness.

    Facilitator Preparation

    • Review the video and module tools.
    • Consider additional activities and discussion questions pertinent to the location and agency.

    Facilitating the Discussion

    • Show the video.
    • Facilitate a small or large group discussion using the discussion questions.

    Discussion Questions

    1. How does the data gathered by Aerial Firefighting Use and Effectiveness (AFUE) provide for better fire management decisions?
    2. Are aerial assets being used effectively?
    3. What determines an effective aerial drop?
    4. What aerial resources are commonly used in your area? Could they be utilized in other geographic areas with the same effectiveness?

    Resources

    Additional Video Information

    This video is also available as a download. (Size 2 GB)
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    Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
    2020-02-07

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