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: 7:55
A lookout is one of the most important jobs on the fireline. Discuss the attributes of a good lookout.
- 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.
- Use the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461, to guide discussion. Provide copies for students to utilize.
- What are the desired qualities, capabilities, knowledge, and responsibilities of a lookout?
- What factors should be considered when selecting a lookout location?
- How many lookouts are needed?
- What items and equipment are necessary to serve as a lookout?
- What critical locations does a lookout always need to know?
- What does a lookout need to monitor?
- What are some of the communication duties of a lookout? What should be done if a lookout doesn’t know how to program a radio?
- Can aircraft serve as a lookout? Why or why not?
- Publication: Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461
- Document: “LCES and Other Thoughts” by Paul Gleason
- Document: 6 Minutes for Safety – Lookouts (LCES)
Additional Video Information
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