Safety Zone Comparisons - Arizona Night Shift. Designated Safety Zone in Arizona. Fuel Type: Pinion/Juniper Assignment: Direct Line. Situation: Fires cold and crews working nightshift, SZ’s Identified while seen in daylight. All open line with little to no fire behavior expected.
Situation: Fires cold and crews working nightshift, SZ’s Identified while seen in daylight. All open line with little to no fire behavior expected.
IA for LA County, fires is active and in the heat of the day. Vehicles you see in picture are just arriving for IA.
Mop-up shift for fire in Colorado. Winds were expected and surfaced later in the day.
Wilderness fire in the San Bernardino mountains. Burnt meadow above was one of many identified for SZ’s.
Are we complacent?
SZ identified by Squad Boss for small contingent of hotshot crew performing spot fire duties. SZ was a green meadow.
Green meadow was identified on shift plan for use but was not used due to the meadows burning this year as seen in previous picture.
SZ’s designated by hotshot crew and were placed every 1/8 of a mile or as needed for burn out operations. Numerous resources were involved.
Prep for burnout in drainage bottom. Had Dozer Boss ID SZ’s and have put in. Checked on work being done and made changes. Not adequate!
Designated look out was on top of granite dome. Fire behavior picked up in afternoon chasing look out off on rock.
SZ designated by hotshot crew built in advance with Dozers. Assignment was cut direct line but spotted and blew out and crew had to go into SZ with airtanker support.
Rock outcroppings have been used often in the past, but since 30-Mile rock outcroppings should be reconsidered.
This staging area was Identified by a Division Supt. To be a SZ.
SZ was designated by hotshot crews and built with dozers in anticipation of a burnout show that was never done.
SZ was designated by hotshot crews and put in with dozers in anticipation of a burnout show that was implemented with engine and air support.