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Module 1 rev. orientation

  1. 1. L.C.P.B. Module 1 Orientation
  2. 2. LCPBW COURSE TOPICS <ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Safety on the Fireline </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Constructing Fireline with Handtools </li></ul><ul><li>The Power Pump </li></ul><ul><li>Hoselay and Hose Retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Nozzle Operation and Water Application </li></ul><ul><li>Mopping Up a Fire </li></ul><ul><li>Fireline Patrol and Observation </li></ul><ul><li>Hand-Held Burnout Operations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Prescribed burning is defined as: <ul><li>“ The knowledgeable and deliberate application of fire </li></ul><ul><li>to a specific land area </li></ul><ul><li>under predetermined conditions </li></ul><ul><li>to accomplish silvicultural, wildlife management, hazard reduction, ecosystem management and other land and resource management objectives .” </li></ul>
  4. 4. LCPB ORGANIZATION <ul><li>The chain of command specifies who you report </li></ul><ul><li>to and who reports to you. Everyone must be </li></ul><ul><li>fully aware of his/her authority and responsibilities. </li></ul>Span of control is the number of ‘units’ one person can effectively supervise. These units can be workers, equipment, ignition crews or mop-up crews. Chain of Command: Span of Control:
  5. 5. A Typical LCPB Organization
  6. 6. DUTIES OF A LOW COMPLEXITY PRESCRIBED BURN WORKER <ul><li>Under general direction from the Burn Boss you will: </li></ul><ul><li>Participate as a worker on a LCPB. </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in the ignition of a LCPB using only perimeter ignition techniques from an established control line. </li></ul><ul><li>Use only ignition devices that are recommended and with which you are familiar. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow all safety procedures and wear the personal protective equipment appropriate for the task you are undertaking. This includes hardhat, leather gloves, ear and eye protection and steel toed workboots. Nomex or other fire resistant clothing is recommended. </li></ul>
  7. 7. SAFETY ISSUES <ul><ul><li>Fuel types and fire behaviour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Protective Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the PB operation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site hazards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydration and nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fitness </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. BEING PART OF A TEAM <ul><li>Respect one another’s thoughts/wishes </li></ul><ul><li>Be consistently on time </li></ul><ul><li>Have a sense of humour </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to everyone’s opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Help one another learn </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas and values </li></ul><ul><li>Have a positive attitude/mannerisms </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain loyalty to the group </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know each other but respect each other’s space </li></ul><ul><li>Provide positive feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss ideas, compromise & move on </li></ul>

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