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Rawdon Wild Land Fires

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    Rawdon Wild Land Fires Rawdon Wild Land Fires Presentation Transcript

    • Wild Land Fires Brett Rawdon University of Central Oklahoma Mr. Dean Findley-Instructor Spring 2009
    • Wild Land fires are one of the worst natural disasters all across the world!
    • A Wild Land Fire is quickly approaching! What would you do if you were the policeman?
    • Wild Land Fires are a threat, to Property & Life! Do they have a safety evacuation plan? Will they escape?
      • Potential damage from Wild Land Fires
      • Impacts jobs & lifestyles
      • Destroys homes & campgrounds
      • Damages property
      • Harms the natural environment
      • Causes land erosion
      • Pollutes air with toxic gases
      • Promotes drought & diseases
      Wild Land Fires Wild land fires are common everywhere man exists *Note the Picture is an aerial view from a satellite of Wild Land Fires, See the Smoke!
    • A picture is worth a thousand words-a destroyed home
      • Recipe for disaster
      • Hot dry summers & strong winds
      • Increased population-associated with increased numbers of wild land fires
      • Electrical storms-multiple lightening strikes
      • Careless public-irresponsible cigarette disposal and campfire management
    • Wildfire Tips
      • Contact your local fire department, health department,
      • or forestry office for information on fire laws.
      • Ensure that fire vehicles can get to your home.
      • Clearly mark all driveway entrances and
      • display your name and address.
      • Report hazardous conditions that could
      • cause a wildfire.
      • Teach children about fire safety.
      • Post fire emergency telephone numbers.
      • Plan several escape routes away from your home – by car
      • and by foot.
      • Make a list of your neighbors' skills.
      • such as medical or technical. Consider how you could
      • help neighbors who have special needs such as
      • elderly or disabled persons.
      • Make plans to take care of children who may be on their
      • own if parents can't get home.
    • Wild Land Fires
      • Fire Prevention - The Key to stopping Wild Land Fires!
      • How is fire prevention accomplished?
      • Forest Service Fire Campaigns
      • Reduce hazardous fuels on federal lands
      • Restore land health in fire prone areas
      • Educate communities regarding fire
      • Protection and prevention
      • Wild Land Fire Protection
      • The fire professional must protect their person from
      • the hazards of smoke inhalation and heat exposure by
      • wearing protective clothing and respirators.
      • Fire Safety Professionals should engage the use of spark arrestors when indicated and identify and eliminate conditions that have the potential to result in wild land fires.
      • Know if one is in a fire prone area
      • Decrease the risk of home damage by planting fire-resistant shrubs around the home and by having a garden hose capable of extending the perimeter of the home
      • Written instructions on how to turn the power off to the home
      • A disaster kit should be available for home care, consisting of a first-aid kit, canned food with openings, bottled water, battery
      • operated radio, flashlight, extra batteries, and protective clothing
      Wild Land Fire Safety Plan A Disaster Plan is a Must!
    • An example of a well executed fire evacuation plan in action, as the ranchers lead their horses to safety!
    • The End Thank you! Q & A Brett Rawdon University of Central Oklahoma