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Preparing for Fire Season Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1330 - 1400.

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1 Preparing for Fire Season Tuesday, May 6,

2 How to get out on a fire assignment as READ: Be qualified as a Resource Advisor (READ) Meet physical fitness requirement – may be governed by Home Unit line officers and Forest Supervisor Have current Red Card!! Have current Red Card!! Be available to go on assignment Be available to go on assignment

3 Agency Standards

4 Qualifications - Required Position considered a technical specialist, with READ as ICS position Position considered a technical specialist, with READ as ICS position READ described in Supplemental (2014 page 110) READ described in Supplemental (2014 page 110) Recommendations in the 2004 NWCG Resource Advisor Guide Recommendations in the 2004 NWCG Resource Advisor Guide

5 Qualifications – Recommended!! Minimum under IQCS: Attend N-9042 READ training Attend N-9042 READ training Take IS 100 Intro to ICS & IS 700 National Incident Management System, an Introduction Take IS 100 Intro to ICS & IS 700 National Incident Management System, an Introduction Attend RT-130 Annual Fire Line Safety Refresher Attend RT-130 Annual Fire Line Safety Refresher Attend Annual READ Refresher Attend Annual READ Refresher Escorted vs. non-escorted line qualification Escorted vs. non-escorted line qualificationAdditional: See Resource Advisor Guide p.13

6 Escorted vs. Non-escorted Escorted (Light WCT): No need for any additional classes (ie S130/S190) No need for any additional classes (ie S130/S190) Must be accompanied by a single resource boss Must be accompanied by a single resource boss Non-escorted (Moderate/Arduous WCT): Must have S130 Firefighter Training/S190 Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior Must have S130 Firefighter Training/S190 Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior Annual safety refresher Annual safety refresher Adequate communications Adequate communications Reference: 2013 Red Book pg. Ch. 13-4, &13-11

7 Your Availability Options are local, regional (Geographic Area Coordination Center) or national Options are local, regional (Geographic Area Coordination Center) or national Some variations in process between units so ask your FMO Some variations in process between units so ask your FMO

8 The Resource Advisors Tool Kit

9 Basic Line Gear Standard PPE, including fire shelter and radio. Standard PPE, including fire shelter and radio. Copy of Incidents WFDSS decision Copy of Incidents WFDSS decision Daily Incident Action Plan and MAPS Daily Incident Action Plan and MAPS MIST Guidelines & Fire Line Handbook (IRPG). MIST Guidelines & Fire Line Handbook (IRPG). Flagging & felt tip markers. Flagging & felt tip markers. GPS unit and Camera GPS unit and Camera Nametag. Nametag. Always carry a firefighting tool. Always carry a firefighting tool.

10 Additional Equipment Lap top computer Lap top computer Resource maps with critical protection areas delineated Resource maps with critical protection areas delineated Fire Suppression Rehab Plan for your fire on disk. Fire Suppression Rehab Plan for your fire on disk. MIST on disk MIST on disk Rehabilitation standards on disk Rehabilitation standards on disk

11 Resource Advisors Role Be specific and hands-on as an advisor. Be specific and hands-on as an advisor. Be realistic, flexible. Be realistic, flexible. Be available!! Expect long hours. Be available!! Expect long hours. Know the equipment you will be managing in the rehabilitation efforts. Know the equipment you will be managing in the rehabilitation efforts. The more you know about the specific area, the more effective youll be to the Agency Administrator, the IMT and the resource. The more you know about the specific area, the more effective youll be to the Agency Administrator, the IMT and the resource.

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