National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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

Wildland Fire on U.S. Air Force Installations

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

A look into the unique challenges and safety concerns fire fighters face on Air Force installations.
Category: Operations
Core Component(s): Local Topics;
Fire and Aviation Operational Safety;
Human Factors, Communication and Decision Making

Estimated Delivery Time: 45:00; Video Length: 13:25



Understand the goals of wildland fire management on Air Force installations and the unique operating environment, including non-traditional challenges and safety concerns wildland fire resources may face.

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. Describe some of the unique challenges firefighters face on Air Force installations.
  2. What important topics should be covered during your in-briefing?
  3. Describe what an unexploded ordnance (UXO) is and why UXOs are relevant to firefighting on Air Force installations. What should you do if you encounter a UXO?
  4. What are some types of heavy equipment you could encounter on military installations? What should you do if you are working around military heavy equipment?
  5. How do military communications systems differ from the communications systems you use at your home unit?
  6. What are some of the restrictions on how you can communicate and what information you can communicate while on a military installation?
  7. Review the Military Installation In-Briefing Pocket Card, if using.


Additional Video Information

This video is also available as a download. (Size 1.9 GB)
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