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Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface

Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface

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  • Poorly defensible house or raging fire
  • House that is defensible but heavier fuel loading
  • House that is really defensible and has light fuel loading
  • Resources overwhelmed with sturcture/ quick prep and git – throwing firewood etc.
  • Show a muni engine ticked in on a house
  • Firefighters going after the fire in a wui setting
  • Aftermath photo

S215 unit 6 S215 unit 6 Presentation Transcript

  • S-215 Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-1
  • S-215 • Select a tactical action and determine if it is offensive or defensive. • List the seven structure protection tactical actions. Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-2
  • S-215 • Structure protection involves an understanding of tactical operations and when and where these tactics are appropriate to the current and predicted fire behavior. • In some instances, your mobility is critical to the task of structure protection. In other situations, structure protection requires maintaining static positions. Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-3
  • S-215 • Defensive Mode – Before arrival of the fire – When the fire front arrives – After the fire front passes • Offensive Mode – Suppressing the wildfire before it enters the interface • Combination of Both Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-4
  • S-215 • Same as purely wildland fire incident – Anchor and flank – Envelopment – Line construction – Firing out – Hot spotting – Extinguish spot fires Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-5
  • S-215 • Based off structure triage decisions – – – – – – – Check and Go (Non-Defensible) Prep and Leave (Non-Defensible) Prep and Hold (Defensible) Bump and Run (Defensible) Anchor and Hold (Defensible) Fire Front Following (Non-Defensible) Mop Up and Patrol Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-6
  • S-215 • Non-Defensible Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-7
  • S-215 • Non-Defensible Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-8
  • S-215 • Defensible Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-9
  • S-215 • Defensible Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-10
  • S-215 • Defensible Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-11
  • S-215 • Non-Defensible Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-12
  • S-215 • Defensible Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-13
  • S-215 • Dynamic – Resources need to be mobile – Check and Go – Prep and Go – Bump and Run – Fire Front Following Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-14
  • S-215 • Static – Resources remain at fixed location – Prep and Hold – Anchor and Hold • Mop up and patrol can be either Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-15
  • S-215 • Is LCES in place? • Is an adequate safety zone available? – Then you are ready to move from a defensive tactical posture to an offensive one. Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-16
  • S-215 • Select a tactical action and determine if it is offensive or defensive. • List the seven structure protection tactical actions. Unit 6 – Structure Protection Overview Slide 6-17