Module 9 Patrol

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Module 9 Patrol

  1. 1. L.C.P.B. Module 9 Fireline Patrol and Observation
  2. 2. Fireline Patrol <ul><li>LCPB workers are assigned sections of their fire line to: </li></ul><ul><li>Inspect </li></ul><ul><li>Detect </li></ul><ul><li>Take Action </li></ul>After the burn is BHE & UCO It’s part of the process to put the burn OUT
  3. 3. Fireline Patrol & Observation <ul><li>Familiarization with fire line </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize fire safe areas </li></ul><ul><li>Know escape routes </li></ul><ul><li>Good observation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous communications </li></ul><ul><li>Look for deep burning areas </li></ul><ul><li>Watch out for potential flare up areas </li></ul><ul><li>Watch out for hazardous situations </li></ul><ul><li>Know the basics of bush orientation </li></ul>Key Considerations:
  4. 4. Fireline Patrol & Observation Observation Techniques: Have an assigned section that ties into other sections Set up and maintain a patrol schedule Utilize ‘cold trailing’ techniques (sight, smell, touch) Find good viewing locations (unobstructed, high ground)
  5. 5. Fireline Patrol & Observation Observation Techniques: Switch assignments to reduce boredom Flag problem areas (hot spots, old spotting behind the line)
  6. 6. Bush Orientation <ul><li>Know how to use a compass and carry one at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Scout behind your fire line and become familiar with features (rock out-crops, cliffs, openings, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Know the direction your established burn boundary is generally running </li></ul><ul><li>Not all fire lines are obvious. Use flagging tape to lay out an orientation line </li></ul>General Tips:
  7. 7. Bush Orientation <ul><li>Use the sun as a guide and study its movement in relation to the fire line </li></ul><ul><li>Use a compass on those days there is no sun </li></ul><ul><li>If you’ve found a jump fire, flag your route to it </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a schedule for radio check-ins </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss what you’ve learned at the end of the day (information beneficial to all PB workers) </li></ul>General Tips:
  8. 8. Bush Orientation <ul><li>Always carry a knife and a compass </li></ul><ul><li>It’s also wise to carry a canteen of water, matches (or lighter), a snack (e.g., energy bars) and insect repellent </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a radio, always carry a spare battery </li></ul><ul><li>Use your radio sparingly </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t get a response, go to higher ground and try again </li></ul>General Survival Tips:

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