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The Safety Officer on Wildland Fires: An American Perspective. Richard J. Mangan Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA. Firefighting:. A Dangerous Business. American Fire Safety Training. American Fire Safety Training. Basic Training. American Fire Safety Training.

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the safety officer on wildland fires an american perspective

The Safety Officer on Wildland Fires:An American Perspective

Richard J. Mangan

Blackbull Wildfire Services

Missoula, Montana USA

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

firefighting

Firefighting:

A Dangerous Business

american fire safety training
American Fire Safety Training

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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American Fire Safety Training
  • Basic Training

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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American Fire Safety Training
  • Basic Training
  • Annual Refresher

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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American Fire Safety Training
  • Basic Training
  • Annual Refresher
  • 10 SFO/18 SSWO

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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American Fire Safety Training
  • Basic Training
  • Annual Refresher
  • 10 SFO/18 SSWO
  • LCES

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

u s fire fatalities
U.S. Fire Fatalities

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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U.S. Fire Fatalities
  • 133 Fatalities

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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U.S. Fire Fatalities
  • 133 Fatalities
    • Burnovers

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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U.S. Fire Fatalities
  • 133 Fatalities
    • Burnovers
    • Vehicle Accidents

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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U.S. Fire Fatalities
  • 133 Fatalities
    • Burnovers
    • Vehicle Accidents
    • Heart Attacks

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

u s fire fatalities14
U.S. Fire Fatalities
  • 133 Fatalities
    • Burnovers
    • Vehicle Accidents
    • Heart Attacks
    • Aircraft Accidents

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

u s fire fatalities15
U.S. Fire Fatalities
  • 133 Fatalities
    • Burnovers
    • Vehicle Accidents
    • Heart Attacks
    • Aircraft Accidents
    • Miscellaneous

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

safety officer
Safety Officer

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Safety Officer

* A Principal Advisor

to the Incident Commander

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Safety Officer

* A Principal Advisor

to the Incident Commander

* What Experience, Training, Quals?

* Responsibilities?

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

safety officer prior experience levels
Safety Officer:Prior Experience Levels

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Safety Officer:Prior Experience Levels
  • Minimum: Division Supervisor

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

safety officer prior experience levels22
Safety Officer:Prior Experience Levels
  • Minimum: Division Supervisor
    • 100+ Firefighters

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Safety Officer:Prior Experience Levels
  • Minimum: Division Supervisor
    • 100+ Firefighters
    • Engines/Tankers

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Safety Officer:Prior Experience Levels
  • Minimum: Division Supervisor
    • 100+ Firefighters
    • Engines/Tankers
    • Bull Dozers

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Safety Officer:Prior Experience Levels
  • Minimum: Division Supervisor
    • 100+ Firefighters
    • Engines/Tankers
    • Bull Dozers
    • Helicopters

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

safety officer specialized training requirements
Safety Officer:Specialized Training Requirements

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Safety Officer:Specialized Training Requirements
  • 32 Hour Course

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Safety Officer:Specialized Training Requirements
  • 32 Hour Course
  • National Standard

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Safety Officer:Specialized Training Requirements
  • 32 Hour Course
  • National Standard
  • Course Material:
    • Risk Management
    • Hazard Mitigation
    • Risk Hazard Analysis
    • General Safety Operations
    • Accident Investigation

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

safety officer fully qualified
Safety Officer:Fully Qualified

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Safety Officer:Fully Qualified
  • Written Tests

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Safety Officer:Fully Qualified
  • Written Tests
  • Simulated Exercises

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Safety Officer:Fully Qualified
  • Written Tests
  • Simulated Exercises
  • Task Book on Fires under Mentor

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Safety Officer:Fully Qualified
  • Written Tests
  • Simulated Exercises
  • Task Book on Fires under Mentor
  • Yearly Fitness Test

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Safety Officer:Fully Qualified
  • Written Tests
  • Simulated Exercises
  • Task Book on Fires under Mentor
  • Yearly Fitness Test
  • Currency Requirement

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

roles responsibilities37
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Input to Operational Planning
roles responsibilities38
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Input to Operational Planning
  • Mitigation of Hazardous Conditions
roles responsibilities39
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Input to Operational Planning
  • Mitigation of Hazardous Conditions
  • Safety Oversight
operational planning input
Operational Planning Input

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Operational Planning Input
  • 12 0r 24 Hour Periods

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Operational Planning Input
  • 12 0r 24 Hour Periods
  • Strategies and Tactics

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Operational Planning Input
  • 12 0r 24 Hour Periods
  • Strategies and Tactics
  • Specific Areas and Actions

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

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Operational Planning Input
  • 12 0r 24 Hour Periods
  • Strategies and Tactics
  • Specific Areas and Actions
  • Team Effort

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

operational planning safety officer concerns49
Extreme Fire Behavior

Escape Routes

Safety Zones

On-the-ground Hazards:

Falling Snags

Rolling Rocks

Poisonous snakes

Operational Planning:Safety Officer Concerns
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Extreme Fire Behavior

Escape Routes

Safety Zones

On-the-ground Hazards:

Falling Snags

Rolling Rocks

Poisonous snakes

Transportation

Operational Planning:Safety Officer Concerns
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Extreme Fire Behavior

Escape Routes

Safety Zones

On-the-ground Hazards:

Falling Snags

Rolling Rocks

Poisonous snakes

Transportation

Medical Care and Evacuation

Operational Planning:Safety Officer Concerns
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Extreme Fire Behavior

Escape Routes

Safety Zones

On-the-ground Hazards:

Falling Snags

Rolling Rocks

Poisonous snakes

Transportation

Medical Care and Evacuation

Other Unique Hazards and Risks:

Powerlines

Drug Labs

Mine Shafts

Operational Planning:Safety Officer Concerns
mitigation of hazardous conditions56
Mitigation of Hazardous Conditions
  • Design Out the Hazard
  • Use Warning Devices
mitigation of hazardous conditions57
Mitigation of Hazardous Conditions
  • Design Out the Hazard
  • Use Warning Devices
  • Avoid the Hazard/Risk
mitigation of hazardous conditions58
Mitigation of Hazardous Conditions
  • Design Out the Hazard
  • Use Warning Devices
  • Avoid the Hazard/Risk
  • Use Safety Devices
mitigation of hazardous conditions59
Mitigation of Hazardous Conditions
  • Design Out the Hazard
  • Use Warning Devices
  • Avoid the Hazard/Risk
  • Use Safety Devices
  • Implement Special Procedures
mitigation of hazardous conditions60
Mitigation of Hazardous Conditions
  • Design Out the Hazard
  • Use Warning Devices
  • Avoid the Hazard/Risk
  • Use Safety Devices
  • Implement Special Procedures
  • Reduce Firefighter Exposure
areas of concern
Areas of Concern
  • Transportation
    • Drivers Qualified
    • Duty Hours
    • Speed Limits
    • Vehicle Maintenance
    • Hazards Briefing

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Areas of Concern
  • Air Operations
    • Multiple Aircraft
    • Rotary & Fixed Wing
    • Base of Operations
    • Pilot Fatigue

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Areas of Concern
  • Incident Base Camps
    • Mobile Kitchens
    • Portable Toilets
    • Power Generators
    • Gray Water Disposal

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Areas of Concern
  • Personnel Factors
    • Hours/Days worked
    • Fatigue
    • Injuries/Illnesses

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Areas of Concern
  • Burnout Operations
  • Timber Falling
  • Structure Protection

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA

limits of authority
Limits of Authority

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Limits of Authority
  • ASSIST in reaching Safety Objectives, NOT taking away individual responsibility for safety.

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Limits of Authority
  • ASSIST in reaching Safety Objectives, NOT taking away individual responsibility for safety.
  • Over-ride normal chain-of-command only when there is an IMMEDIATE threat to Life or risk of serious injury

Blackbull Wildfire Services Missoula, Montana USA