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10 Standing Fire Orders (1st 5)

  • Fight fire aggressively but provide for safety first.

  • Initiate all action based on current and expected fire behavior.

  • Recognize current weather conditions and obtain forecasts.

  • Ensure that instructions are given and understood.

10 Standing Fire Orders (2nd 5)

  • Obtain current information on fire status.

  • Remain in communication with crewmembers, your supervisor, and adjoining forces.

  • Determine safety zones and escape routes.

  • Establish lookouts in potentially hazardous situations.

  • Retain control at all times.

  • Stay alert, keep calm, think clearly, and act decisively.

18 Watch out situations (1st 6)
  • Fire not scouted and sized up.
  • In country not seen in daylight.
  • Safety zones and escape routes not identified.
  • Unfamiliar with weather and local factors influencing fire behavior.
  • Uninformed on strategy, tactics, and hazards.
  • Instructions and assignments not clear.
  • 18 Watch out situations (2nd 6)
  • No communication link between crewmembers and supervisors.
  • Constructing line without safe anchor point.
  • Building line downhill with fire below.
  • Attempting frontal assault on fire.
  • Unburned fuel between you and the fire.
  • Cannot see main fire, not in contact with anyone who can.
  • 18 Watch out situations (3rd 6)
  • On a hillside where rolling material can ignite fuel below.
  • Weather gets hotter and drier.
  • Wind increases and/or changes direction.
  • Getting frequent spot fires across line.
  • Terrain or fuels make escape to safety zones difficult.
  • Feel like taking a nap near fireline.
  • Wildland Fire Safety Priorities
    •Lookouts •Communications •Escape Routes •Safety Zones
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