National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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

Fuel Geysering Predictable

RT-130 Decorative banner. Group of photos depicting wildland firefighters performing various duties.

An experienced Hotshot firefighter tells his chainsaw geysering story and discusses lessons learned.
Category: Hazards
Core Component(s): Local Topics;
Incident Reviews and Lessons Learned

Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 12:05 minutes


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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