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

Observations from Recent Prescribed Fire Reviews

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Examine the commonalities of recent prescribed fire reviews that led to declared wildfires. Identify helpful tools that are available to burn bosses, planners and agency administrators when planning prescribed fires.
Category: Hazards
Core Component(s): Incident Reviews and Lessons Learned
Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 12:57

 

Intent

Examine the commonalties of recent prescribed fire reviews that led to declared wildfires. Identify helpful tools that are available to Prescribed Fire Burn Bosses, planners, and Agency Administrators when planning prescribed fires.

Facilitator Preparation

  • 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.

Discussion Questions

  1. What are some of the common factors in wildfire declarations?
  2. What weather conditions may lead to an escape after the ignition phase?
  3. What weather factors contribute to escapes in pile burning?
  4. What indices can be used to monitor long term drying trends?
  5. Have most of the recent escapes been the result of pile or broadcast burns? Why is this?
  6. Which of the tools shared in the video can you utilize at your home unit to model expected fire behavior?

Resources

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Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2022-06-03

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