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1

What factors have a critical effect on the burning characteristics of a wildland fire?

Weather, Fuel and Topography

2

On Wildland fires, does fire burn more rapidly uphill or downhill

uphill

3

On major Brush/Wildland fires, a command post and what type of sectors should be established as soon as possible?

Geographic

4

On wildland and brush fires, the command post will need a set of maps to do what:

plot progress, exposures and access

5

During fire season, who will carry a set of large scale maps with updated pre-fire info on brush hazards in the district?

each BC's vehicle

6

a complete set of aerial photos for brush/wildfire season will be carried where?

on the command van

7

what is the basic brush philosophy?

to aggressively stop the forward progress of fire whenever possible.

8

Protection of exposures in a brush fire scenerio is the primary goal when what is not possible?

immediate fire control

9

what is the fastest control evolution available to counteract wildfire spread?

A direct water attack

10

brush fire Command must be prepared to readjust and develop what kind of strategy to protect exposures while allowing the fire to burn to a location better suited for control?

a defensive strategy

11

When water is in short supply for brush fires, it is most effective when?

when applied to burning material instead of wetting fuel in advance

12

During interface fires involving brush and structures, it may be necessary to retain what type of assignment in staging ?

a 2-1 assignment. be prepared to assign those units to conduct structural fire fighting if needed.

13

During rehab of brush fire mop up crews, ensure at least how many firefighters remain in the area to monitor for re-ignition or spread of fire?

2

14

The objective of brush fire mop up is what?

To put out all fire embers or sparks to prevent them from crossing the fireline.

15

A proper brush uniform consists of what type of boots?

leather ankle high boots

16

The first arriving company officer who assumes Brush Fire Command must address what benchmarks?

life safety, fire control and property conservation

17

Safety zones on brush fires should be easily accessible and large enough to support what?

Rehab sectors and equipment caches.

18

What type of operations should not be located near brush fire safety zones?

Aerial operations

19

During water drop operations, ground crews must be a minimum of how many feet from the drop site?

200'