RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)
Core Component(s): Entrapment Avoidance, Other Hazards & Safety Issues
Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 13:42
Raise awareness of the components of smoke, its physiological and mental effects, and ways to recognize, diminish, and recover from these effects.
- Review the video and module tools.
- Consider additional activities pertinent to the location and agency.
Facilitating the Discussion
- Show the video.
- Facilitate a small or large group discussion using the discussion questions.
- What are the harmful chemical components found in wildland fire smoke?
- Explain the physiological and mental effects that smoke has on firefighters.
- What are some indicators that someone may be experiencing the short or long term effects of smoke exposure?
- What fireline tactics and/or strategies lead to the highest potential smoke exposure?
- What are some of the ways to mitigate smoke exposure?
- Publication: Incident Response Pocket Guide, PMS 461, specifically
- Smoke Hazards and Mitigation
- Document: Wildland Fire Personnel Smoke Exposure Guidebook
- Publication: NWCG Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed Fire, PMS 420-2
- Video: Smoke, Roads, and Safety
Additional Video Information
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