RT130 FIRE REFRESHER
Annual Fireline Safety Refresher training should be designed to provide up to date fireline safety information to employees holding Incident Command System qualifications requiring this training per the 2006, PMS 320-1, Wildland Fire Qualifications System Guide. Individual sessions of Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Training should contain content pertinent to the registered students.
• Entrapment Avoidance – Use training and reference materials to study the risk management process (as identified in the Incident Response Pocket Guide) and rules of engagement (as appropriate to the participants, e.g. LCES, Standard Firefighting Orders, Eighteen Watch Out Situations, WFSA direction, Fire Management Plan priorities, etc.).
• Current Issues – Review and discuss identified hot topics and national emphasis topics as found on the current WFSTAR web site. Review forecasts and assessments for the upcoming fire season and discuss implications for firefighter safety.
• Fire Shelter – Review and discuss last resort survival. Conduct hands on fire shelter inspections. Practice shelter deployments in applicable crew/module configurations and while wearing typical fireline personal protective equipment. When possible, practice shelter deployments should be conducted in rough terrain and windy conditions. No live fire exercises for the purpose of fire shelter deployment training will be conducted.
• Other Hazards and Safety Issues – Choose additional hazard and safety subjects, which could include SAFENET, current safety alerts, site/unit specific safety issues and hazards.