WILDLAND ENGINE OPERATIONS PART 2 - Tactics. WARDEN AND DEPUTY FOREST FIRE WARDEN TRAINING 2008. General Recommendations. Fight fires in fuels consistent with engine capabilities Use direct attack whenever possible Attack flank with greatest potential for escape
PART 2 - Tactics
WARDEN AND DEPUTY FOREST FIRE WARDEN
Reference: FLHB Pages 79-115
Reference: IRPG inside front cover
LCES must be established & known to ALL firefighters BEFORE needed
For determining strategy and tactics you must identify the following for each fuel group:
Fuel Models 1-3
Found in most areas of the country
Fuel models 4-7
Fuel models 8-10
Fuel models 11-13
Correct Tactical DecisionsAlways Consider Safety First!
Reference: IRPG page 9
Pincer-direct attack around a fire on opposite flanks by two or more fire control resources.
Direct attack along or more fire control resources.
a part of the fire perimeter by two or more fire control resources. Control resources follow each other (can leap frog)
Critical areas are attacked first, or more fire control resources.
Using the hotspotting technique,
then the engines start moving
towards each other.
Parallel Attack or more fire control resources.
Constructing a fireline parallel or more fire control resources.
to, but further from, the fire perimeter
than direct attack, due to fire intensity.
May shorten line by cutting across unburned
fingers. Intervening strips of fuel are immediately
Reference: IRPG page 10
Firing Operations or more fire control resources.
Crew Production Rates-IRPG Page 88
Progressive Hoselay or more fire control resources.
Charged lengths of hose are connected and extended from the engine. Laterals are put in for hot spots and mop-up.
Tandem Attack or more fire control resources.
Mobile Attack or more fire control resources.
“Inside Out” or more fire control resources.
(Working from inside the black)
If the direct attack is not working, start thinking about going parallel or indirect attack.
THANK YOU! BreakdownContinue your engine training with PART 3 - ExercisesREMEMBER
SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY!