The Wildland Fire Response policy reflects this concept of response that has been introduced to the Central Texas region:
Strike team/Task force concept
The definitions used in the Wildland Fire Response policy are aligned with these 2 groups/systems:
1. National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
2. National Incident Management System (NIMS)
This is one of the safest methods of operation given the nature of direct fire attack, and is the preferred way to fight a wildland fire:
Fighting from the black
Apparatus not designed for off-road use will not be driven:
Off of any improved roadways
Who will determine when lesser levels of PPE will be allowed?
What are the 4 Wildland alarm types?
2. Light Brush
4. Brush 2nd
What alarm type would be appropriate for a grass fire in the median of a roadway?
This type of alarm is for small fires involving natural vegetation such as grass, brush, bushes and/or trees, with little potential for expansion and minor access issues:
What type of alarm would be appropriate for wildland fires in heavy fuels (brush, trees, etc.)?
What type of alarm would be appropriate for grass fires covering large areas or spreading rapidly?
What type of alarm would be appropriate for any wildland fire with access issues that may contribute to fire expansion?
What type of alarm would be appropriate for any wildland fire with significant potential to spread or threaten exposures?
What type of alarm would be appropriate for a grass fire where the caller indicates an extremely small area in short fuels?
These types of alarms will be requested by on scene command in the event more resources are needed to mitigate the incident:
What are 3 examples of when command may want to upgrade a brush alarm to a brush 2nd?
1. Large wildland fires with major mop-up
2. Fast moving fires outrunning on scene resources
3. Extended incidents in which on scene crews need rehab
What resource group will be requested by on scene command in the event resources are needed to protect structures from a wildfire?
Wildland/Urban Interface Task Force
When requesting a WUI, command should also provide dispatch with these 2 pieces of info:
1. A location for the WUI response
2. Indicate if additional radio channels are needed
For immediate exposure protection, a WUI Task Force may respond directly to the assigned location and begin:
For out of area responses, the WUI task force may be assigned to a _______ ________ until the arrival of the ________ ________ __________:
-Task Force Leader
For out of area responses, the WUI Task Force will operate together at all times under the direction of:
The Task Force Leader
The Strike Team concept provides "______-______" work units that come with a _______ _______ _______ ready to be assigned a section, branch, division, or group:
-Strike Team Leader
When requesting a strike team, command must also provide dispatch with these 2 pieces of info:
1. A location for the response
2. Indicate if any additional radio channels are needed
How many units are in a strike team?
Alpha division is the area immediately:
To the left of the heel
Zulu division is the area immediately:
To the right of the heel
What should happen if a Task Force Leader becomes a Division/Group supervisor?
The Task Force Leader position needs to be filled
What will be used at all times while working at a wildland fire incident?
Emergency lighting and headlights
The initial radio size-up from command should include these 5 things:
1. Assumption of command
2. Identify the primary fire ground channel
3. Identify the approximate size of the fire
4. State what action is being taken by the company
5. Direct other responding companies' actions
What (5) additional size-up info should be announced?
1. Known exposures
2. Location of the head
3. Fuel loading
4. Pertinent access points
5. Current weather conditions
Orientation at a wildland fire is accomplished by giving directions in relation to:
The origin of the fire