National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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

Wildland Fire on U.S. Army Installations

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

A look into the unique firefighting operations environment on U.S. Army military 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: 14:09



Understand the goals of wildland fire management on Army 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. What are the primary goals of wildland fire management on Army installations?
  2. What are some of the unique briefing topics relevant to military installations that are not normally covered in your Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461?
  3. How may driving conditions and routes of travel be different on military installations?
  4. Why is awareness of unexploded ordnances (UXOs) so important to ensuring a safe operating environment? How do UXOs affect situational awareness and operational tactics?
  5. What are some types of military vehicles you may encounter on a military installation? How can you increase safety when working around military vehicles?
  6. What is information security and why is it important to respect the information security rules outlined during a briefing?
  7. Review the Military Installation In-Briefing Pocket Card, if using.


Additional Video Information

This video is also available as a download. (Size 2.1 GB)
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