11-29-2005, 05:28 PM #26Originally Posted by Sleuth
11-30-2005, 08:25 AM #27
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- Jan 2005
We don't really "train" for wildland fires much. Being a somewhat rural environment, we do, however, have some farmers who notify us when they want to burn off their fields (some can get quite grassy if left fallow for a rainy season). We use these opportunities to discuss certain conditions to be aware of such as wind directions, last time it rained, is there a pile of old tractor tires and rusty agriculture equipment somewhere out in the back of the field? (Sure!, all the time!). Of course, I'm not really sure whether you would classify us as a structural fire department, because we probably get 80/20% in favor of grass/brush fires
It seems to work out okay, because we have a way to get to the area of the controlled burn, make a plan before we start, and everything usually goes exactly according to plan. Relatively safe for "training". Of course, not every department has access to these opportunities.
Now as far as really wooded areas go, heh, that's different.
11-30-2005, 09:28 AM #28
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- Nevada, TX, U-S-A!!
GodSendRain - you must be close to me. We need rain and we have a lot of pastures. Your training scenarios sound close to ours.
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