5.14. Ignition Operations Copy

Jeff Co

Types Of Ignition Operations

Burning Off
  • Burning unburned islands within a burn area.
  • Unburned islands often present a spotting potential, burning them off, under controlled conditions reduces the spotting potential.

 

Burning Out
  • Burning unburned fuel between a control line and the fire edge.
  • Solidifies control lines.
  • Essential part of a parallel attack

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Backfiring
  • Part of an indirect attack strategy.
  • Removing fuel in advance of a high intensity wildfire where direct or parallel tactics are ineffective.
  • Occurs some distance from the advancing wildfire.
  • Utilize entrainment winds of wildfire.
  • Conducted by experience personnel.

Aerial Ignition

Heli-torch

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Delayed Aerial Ignition Device, (DAID)

Ground Ignition

Handheld Drip Torch

  • Handheld drip torch is filled with a mixture of roughly 60:40, diesel to gasoline
  • Never fill with 100% gasoline!

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Fusee (30 min Hwy Flare)