Equipment Operator Fire Safety
Fire Attack Procedures

IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE COMPLETED OUR PREVIOUS COURSE;

 MODULE ONE

 EQUIPMENT OPERATOR WILDFIRE OPERATIONS AWARENESS

OR;

Have completed an equivalent course

UNDER CONSTRUCTION 

MODULE TWO

Equipment Operator in the Wildland Fire Environment


Module Two

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 - Basic Considerations

 Lessons 1 - 7

  • 1 - Heavy Equipment Varieties
  • 2 - Inspecting Equipment to be Hired
  • 3 - Operating Cost Considerations
  • 3 - General Equipment Concerns
  • 4 - Specific Equipment Uses
  • 5 - Building the Fireline / Guard or Fuel Break
  • 6 - Equipment and the I.C.S. (Incident Command System)
  • 7 - Legal Stuff - the law, regulations, polices


Chapter 2 - Fire Entrapment Avoidance &

                   Safety Precautions

Lessons 1 - 7


Chapter 3 - Risk Management & The Human Factor

Lessons 1 - 5




Chapter 4 - Review & Short Quiz

  • Lesson 1 - Safety Review
  • Short Quiz




MODULE THREE - Fire Entrapment Avoidance & Safety

MODULE FOUR - Risk Management & The Human Factor




Lesson 1    Lesson 2    Lesson 3    Lesson 4    Lesson 5    Lesson 6    Lesson 7    Lesson 8 



Chapter 1 - Basic Considerations

Lesson 1 - Heavy Equipment Varieties

(mobile and requires at least one person to operate)

This course will touch on some of the various kinds of equipment that may be used during the course of fighting a forest, brush or grass fire.

  •  Bulldozer, Crawler /Tractor, Caterpiller Tractor
  •  Excavator, Hoe, / Track-Hoe, Backhoe, 
  •  Skidders, Skidder Tanker
  • Farm tractor with accessories (i.e. plough, disc, harrow, rake) (I have slowed a grass fire just by running the tractor around it - wheel tracks flattened grass)
  •  Water Tender, Tankers or Tank Truck (The I.C.S. program considers a Tanker as an airborne unit)

Note:  It is not usual to include farm tractors and water tank trucks in a heavy equipment category.  However, we do include them in this course because these kinds of equipment are also used to assist in fire containment, control and suppression actions.

Personal (operators) will operate under the supervision of an Equipment Supervisor.  Operators are not often "attached" to any specific ground crew.


NEXT PAGE - Lesson 2 - The LEGAL Stuff



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