National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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

DoD Wildland Fire Operations: Six Steps to Installation Operations

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

Discussion of primary mission of fire management on military installations and the six steps to installation operations.
Category: Operations
Core Component(s): Local Topics;
Fire and Aviation Operational Safety;
Human Factors, Communication and Decision Making

Estimated Delivery Time: 15:00; Video Length: 2:26



Introduction to or review of the six steps to installation operations and how these operating conditions may be different from those found in a traditional wildland firefighting environment.

Facilitator Preparation

  • Review the video and module tools.
  • Consider additional activities and discussion questions pertaining to the installation and agency.
  • The suggested activity includes reviewing the Military Installation In-Briefing Pocket Card and incorporating it into the discussion.

Facilitating the Discussion

  • Show the video.
  • Distribute the Military Installation In-Briefing Pocket Card (if using).
  • Facilitate a small or large group discussion using the following discussion questions.

Discussion Questions

  1. What is the primary mission of fire management on military installations? How is this different from the mission of land management agencies?
  2. Which of the six steps to installation operations is/are most unfamiliar to you? What are some questions you could ask during a briefing to increase your knowledge about this topic?
  3. How are maps used differently on installation?
  4. Explain what “don’t kick it, don’t pick it up, don’t take it home, don’t put it in your pocket” refers to and why it is important.
  5. How is communication different on military installations?
  6. How is social media used differently on military installations?
  7. Review the Military Installation In-Briefing Pocket Card (if using).


Additional Video Information

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