RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)
Core Component(s): Incident Reviews and Lessons Learned;
Human Factors, Communication and Decision Making
Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 14:11
IntentRecognize the balance and tradeoffs between production and safety. Manage pressure, distractions and fatigue in an effort to avoid hazards while accomplishing the mission.
- 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 activity and discussion questions.
- Describe a situation in which your crew was challenged with balancing fireline production and safety? What safety controls were put in place to manage risk?
- While on an assignment, what types of pressure to complete the mission have been put on you from an Incident Commander, Division/Group Supervisor, Incident Management Team members, or agency representative? How did the pressure affect your decision making?
- What are some distractions that could cause you to lose your focus?
- Fatigue is difficult to recognize within yourself. What are some indicators that indicate you are fatigued?
- During a long assignment or fire season, complacency will inevitably surface. How do you manage complacency when it strikes?
- Publication: Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461, specifically
- Human Factor Barriers to Situation Awareness
- Hazard Tree Safety
- Procedural Felling Operations
- Publication: LLC Chainsaw Laceration to Leg RLS
- WFSTAR Module: Fireline Fuel Safety
- Document: 6 Minutes for Safety - Refusing Risk
- Publication: Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book), Chapter 7
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