5.2.8. Basic Wildfire Suppression Strategy and Tactics Copy

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Constructing A Fire Line

Dozer line, 1 blade width PLUS room for debris pile Down to mineral soil Debris AWAY from fire

Dozer line, 1 blade width PLUS room for debris pile Down to mineral soil Debris AWAY from fire

Dozer line, 1 blade width PLUS room for debris pile Down to mineral soil Debris AWAY from fire

Common Points:

ALWAYS BEGIN FROM AN ANCHOR POINT.
ALWAYS CONSTRUCT DOWN TO MINERAL SOIL.
ALWAYS PLACE DEBRIS AWAY FROM FIRE.
Hand line, 30-60cm wide.
Dozer line, 1 blade width PLUS room for debris pile.
Don’t get any burning material in debris pile.
Avoid sharp bends.
Keep length short, (cut across bays and burn out).
Avoid heavy fuel accumulation areas.
Take advantage of lighter fuel areas.
Patrol all control lines for spot fires/“slop-overs”
Extinguish all spot fires immediately.
Skip areas where perimeter is out, focus on active perimeter.
Watch for burning snags that can fall across control lines.
Trim ladder fuels. On sloping ground manage rolling debris.
Construct hand line in assembly line fashion.

Constructing A Fire Line Wet line

Using Pump and Hose Lay

Using Air Tankers