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wildland SOPs?

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  • wildland SOPs?

    I am looking for detailed SOPs dealing with wildland (grassland, forest) and interface. I am not looking for little tidbits like "stay in the black", etc. but for more detailed, well written, informative SOGs.

    If anyone has a link to a good set, feel free to post it here, or email me offline at fire dot ems dot chief at stjohnks dot net.


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    USFS Fire Suppression Manual--this has basic "general orders"-type SOPs covering responsibilities of everyone from Forest Supervisor on down to line FFs.

    NWCG Fireline Handbook isn't really SOPs, but covers a lot of SOP-type information. It's an often-cited reference in the FS FSM above.

    NWCG Incident Response Pocket Guide is a handy "pocket reference"--basically a condensed or "Cliffs Notes" version of the Fireline Handbook and a few other NWCG pubs under one cover. Also referenced in the Fire Suppression Manual.

    Because of the large varieties of terrain and fuel types even within a given area, as well as variances of weather, behavior, etc, it's really hard to nail down "SOPs" to cover every possible wildland fire contingency...or even a large number of them.
    My opinions might coincide with someone of importance's POV... I wouldn't know, since I never bothered to ask. My policy is: "Don't ask, don't care."

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