LINCOLNSHIRE FIRE & RESCUE. RURAL FIREFIGHTING. COMPETENCE STATEMENTS: CS416 – Heath & Woodland Fires CS396 – Flexible Backpack Extinguisher. AIM.
CS416 – Heath & Woodland Fires
CS396 – Flexible Backpack Extinguisher
Crown Fires:This is a term used when the fire spreads from one tree to the next, high up in the tree canopy. It causes problems with the fire spreading over the top of firefighters and it’s extremely difficult to extinguish.
Loss of appliances
Firefighters surrounded by fire
Loss of water supplies
SOP 13, Risk Card 29
Isolation of personnel
Smoke affecting nearby public roads
Agricultural buildings and machinery/Vehicle fires
Woods e.g. , Bourne, Laughton, StaplefordOTHER TYPES OF RURAL FIRES WITHIN LINCOLNSHIRE
This list is not exhaustive