S215 unit 3

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S215 unit 3

  1. 1. S-215 S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface Unit 3 Pre-Incident Planning Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-1
  2. 2. S-215 Unit Objectives • Identify three resources for pre-incident planning. • List items to consider in pre-incident planning. • Describe some of the factors to be considered with the public before an interface incident occurs. Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-2
  3. 3. S-215 Introduction Pre-incident planning: • Should be in place before the season or incident • May be formal or informal • Is jointly prepared by all potentially involved parties • May contain special considerations or restrictions Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-3
  4. 4. S-215 Pre-Incident Planning Sources • Formal Plans – Firewise Communities – Community Wildfire Protection Plans • Informal Plans Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-4
  5. 5. S-215 Firewise Communities/USA Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-5
  6. 6. S-215 Community Wildfire Protection Plans • Included in the Healthy Forests Restoration Act in 2003 • Intended to help refine priorities for protection of life, property, and improvements in the interface Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-6
  7. 7. S-215 Fire Adapted Communities • Fire adapted communities hold that, with proper communitywide preparation, residents and infrastructure can withstand the devastating effects of a wildfire. Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-7
  8. 8. S-215 Pre-Incident Planning • Informal Plans – Can be very simple – Develop familiarity – Easy to refresh Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-8
  9. 9. S-215 Pre-Incident Planning: Informal • Perform reconnaissance of local area • Establish public relations with residents • Develop relationship with local media outlets Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-9
  10. 10. S-215 Wildfire Hazards Assessment Technology • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) • Hazard assessment technology • Parcel maps • Satellite or internet mapping • Commercial hazard maps Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-10
  11. 11. S-215 Pre-incident Planning Items of Importance • Topography • Fuels • Structure density • Access and egress What else can you think of? Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-11
  12. 12. S-215 Public Interactions Before an Incident • Residents and property owners • Media Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-12
  13. 13. S-215 Conclusion Having a plan before an incident occurs, with relationships already established, will make your efforts safer and more effective. Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-13
  14. 14. S-215 Review Unit Objectives • Identify three resources for pre-incident planning. • List items to consider in pre-incident planning. • Describe some of the factors to be considered with the public before an interface incident occurs. Unit 3 – Pre-Incident Planning Slide 3-14

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