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Efforts to update firefighter safety zone guidelinesAuthor(s): Bret Butler
Source: Fire Management Today. 69(2): 15-17.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionOne of the most critical decisions made on wildland fires is the identification of suitable safety zones for firefighters during daily fire management operations. To be effective (timely, repeatable, and accurate), these decisions rely on good training and judgment, but also on clear, concise guidelines. This article is a summary of safety zone guidelines and the current research efforts focused on improving firefighter safety zones, and a request for input from firefighters and fire managers.
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CitationButler, Bret. 2009. Efforts to update firefighter safety zone guidelines. Fire Management Today. 69(2): 15-17.
Keywordswildland fires, firefighter safety zones
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