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

Fuel Geysering Predictable

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An experienced Hotshot firefighter tells his chainsaw geysering story and discusses lessons learned.
Category: Hazards
Core Component(s): Current Issues, Other Hazards & Safety Issues
Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 12:05 minutes


Video Information

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Discussion Point Examples

  • Has anybody ever experienced fuel geysering? If so, what happened?
  • Do you know what to do if you experience a fuel geysering incident?


 The National Technology & Development Program (NTDP) continues to develop operator practices and engineering solutions to reduce the risk of injury from fuel geysering.





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