Flashcards in IRPG TQ Deck (13):
Risk management ( 5 )
Who is in charge
Previous fire behavior
Estimate potential fire hazards
Look up/ Down/ around indicators. Identify tactical hazards.
Watch outs: what others safety hazards exist?
Consider severity vs probability
Firefighting Orders -----> LCES
Downhill check list ( if applicable)
What other Controls are necessary?
Are Controls in place for identified hazards?
LOW experience LEVEL?
Distracted from primary tasks?
Fatigue or stress levels?
What is changing?
Are strategy and tactics working?
One chain =
A watch is used when the risk of hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, But its occurred, location, and/Or timing is still uncertain.
A warning is issued with a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.
Foen: as per IRPG
40 to 60 mph: up to 90 mph at 20 feet
Use to estimate 20 ft windspeed
Used to indicate the potential for rapid fire growth do to dry and unstable atmospheric conditions over A fire area.. It is a simple way to measure the atmospheres contribution to the fire's growth potential.
2: very low Potential ( moist and stable lower
3: very low potential
4: Low Potential
5: Moderate Potential
6: High Potential