RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)
Core Component(s): Incident Reviews and Lessons Learned
Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 9:57
All firefighters need to understand the basic elements of fire behavior and the components of the fire environment.
- 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 below.
- What types of fire behavior present control problems on your home unit?
- Based on your home unit’s current seasonal outlook, what flame lengths and rate of spread can you anticipate at the peak of fire season?
- Can you or your module direct attack a fire with those estimated flame lengths and rates of spread? If not, what other tactics can be utilized?
- What is the national seasonal outlook for this year?
- Haines index wasn’t discussed in the video. What role does the Haines index play on fire behavior at your home unit?
- When have you experienced unexpected fire behavior on your home unit? What were some of the contributing factors?
- Publication: Fire Behavior Field Reference Guide, PMS 437
- Publication: NWCG Fire Environment Poster, PMS 439
- Webpage: National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook
- Document: 6 Minutes for Safety – Base All Actions on Current and Expected Fire Behavior
Additional Video Information
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