Best Management Practices and Lessons Learned
- Identify staff (e.g., local sustainable operations points of contact/Green Fire Team chairs and dispatch personnel) to work with Incident Management Teams to assist with implementing sustainable operations at incident command posts, incident bases, and spike camps.
- Within the Delegation of Authority, include expectations for sustainable operations (see sample language below). The hosting unit should provide local expertise on recycling capabilities and other opportunities for sustainable operations.
Sample Delegation of Authority
- Implement sustainability best management practices (BMPs), as described in this letter and as outlined in the 2019 Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Opportunities for Energy, Water, and Waste Reduction at U.S. Forest Service Fire Camps report, that are applicable to your incident.
- Utilize on-site recycle services to collect, sort, transport, and report on waste diversion rates throughout the incident.