Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) Descriptions


Fire precaution requirements are in effect. A Fire Watch/Security is required at this and all higher levels unless otherwise waived.


The following may operate only between the hours of 8 PM and 1 PM local time:
  • Power saws (except at loading sites)
  • Cable Yarding,
  • Blasting
  • Welding or cutting of metal


The following are prohibited, except as indicated:

  • Cable Yarding - exception: gravity operated logging systems employing non-motorized carriages may operate between 8 PM and 1 PM when all blocks and moving lines are suspended 10 feet above the ground except the line between the carriage and the chokers;
  • Power Saws - exception: power saws may be used at loading sites and on tractor/skidder operations between the hours of 8 PM and 1 PM local time.

In addition, the following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8 PM and 1 PM local time:

  • Tractor, skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder, or shovel logging operations where tractors, skidders or other equipment with a blade capable of constructing fireline are immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start;
  • Mechanized loading or hauling of any product or material;Welding or cutting of metal;
  • Any other spark emitting operation not specifically mentioned.


All operations are prohibited.


All operations are prohibited.