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1 Central Arizona Brush Fire Preparedness Part 2 Tactics, strategy and common resources found on wildland fires. April 2010

2 Disclaimer and Intent Like all fire fighting operations, wildland fire control and suppression is inherently dangerous. This presentation is designed to increase fire fighter safety and awareness at local brush fire incidents in the Phoenix metropolitan area. It is not designed to teach in-depth and/or complex wildland fire suppression techniques, skills or tactics, nor replace National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) standardized training. The overall intent of this presentation is to promote the safe operations of structural fire crews responding to initial attack wildland fires which have the potential to increase into complex fire incidents requiring multiple fire agency resources. This training can be used on an individual, company or department-wide basis.

3 Responding Agencies Many different agencies and resources are available or may respond to assist with a wildland fire. Agencies who respond to these incidents include: Local Fire Departments Local Fire Departments Arizona State Forestry Division (previously “AZ State Land Department”) Arizona State Forestry Division (previously “AZ State Land Department”) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA): including Gila River, Salt River, Pima/Maricopa. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA): including Gila River, Salt River, Pima/Maricopa. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) U.S. Forest Service – Tonto NF (northeast of valley) and Prescott NF (north and west of valley). U.S. Forest Service – Tonto NF (northeast of valley) and Prescott NF (north and west of valley).

4 Arizona State Forestry Division Responders include: Fire Managers Brush engines Hand Crews Helicopters Fixed wing aircraft Responsible for fire management on state lands and private lands outside city limits or fire district boundaries. Additionally, ASFD can assist local fire department with crews, aircraft and other fire suppression resources.

5 Bureau of Land Management Responders include: Fire Managers Brush engines Hand Crews Helicopters Fixed wing aircraft Responsible for fire management on federal lands belonging to the Bureau of Land Management.

6 U.S. Forest Service Responders include: Fire Managers Brush engines Hand Crews Helicopters Fixed wing aircraft Responsible for fire management on federal lands belonging to the U.S. Forest Service. The Prescott & Tonto National Forests both border areas of the valley.

7 Bureau of Indian Affairs Responders include: Fire Managers Brush engines Hand Crews Helicopters Fixed wing aircraft Responsible for fire management on sovereign tribal lands under the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

8 Resource Types Cedar Fire, San Diego, CA 2003

9 Phoenix Regional SOP Vol Revised 10/99 Standard CAD Resources STILL Brush = 1 Engine, 1 Brush STILL Brush = 1 Engine, 1 Brush BRUSH assignment = 2 E, 2 BR, Tender (Tanker), BC. BRUSH assignment = 2 E, 2 BR, Tender (Tanker), BC. BRUSH 1 Alarm = 5 E, 4 BR, 2 Tenders (Tankers), 2 BC, U, RH, R-41, SDC, NDC. BRUSH 1 Alarm = 5 E, 4 BR, 2 Tenders (Tankers), 2 BC, U, RH, R-41, SDC, NDC. BRUSH 2 Alarm = 4 E, 4 BR, 3 Tenders (Tankers), CV, 2 U, R-41, RH, 6 BC. BRUSH 2 Alarm = 4 E, 4 BR, 3 Tenders (Tankers), CV, 2 U, R-41, RH, 6 BC.

10 Type 1 engine Capabilities for a wildland fire: Stationary pump Typically 500 gallons of water in the Phoenix metro area. Not off-road capable Limited or no wildland fire hand tools

11 Type 3 engines Capabilities on a wildland fire: Stationary AND pump-and-roll Typically 500 gallons Off-road capable and usually four wheel drive Class A foam Wildland fire tools Goodyear FD Type 3 engine Surprise FD Type 3 engine

12 Type 6 engines Typical “brush truck” in the automatic aid system. Capabilities on a wildland fire: Pump-and-roll as well as stationary pumping Around 250+ gallons of water Off-road capable and typically four wheel drive Class A Foam Wildland fire tools

13 Water Tenders NIMS compliance: A TENDER has WHEELS, not WINGS.

14 Hand Crews Local crews generally considered Type 2 crews. Capabilities on wildland fires: Fire line construction Chain saws and hand tools Burnout operations Work with engines Mop up Note: Arizona Forestry has inmate fire crews stationed in the west valley at the Lewis and Perryville prison complexes.

15 Hot Shot Crew Specialized hand crew capable of complex fire line assignments. Capable of assignments more complex than type 2 crews are designed for. Hotshot crews are a national fire fighting resource, and respond across the country providing suppression capabilities. They are a full-time fire crew with extensive wildland fire experience.

16 Single Engine Air Tanker (“SEAT”) SEAT drop videoSEAT drop video (click)

17 Heavy Air Tanker NIMS Compliance: A “TANKER” has WINGS. Heavy air tanker drop videoHeavy air tanker drop video (click)

18 Type 1 Helicopter A national resource, Type 1 (Heavy) helicopter with water drop capabilities.

19 Type 3 Helicopters Local Police helicopters with fire fighting bucket capabilities.

20 Additional Information Contact your department members of the Central Arizona Wildland Response Team, which includes most valley fire departments, for additional information or training. Contact your department members of the Central Arizona Wildland Response Team, which includes most valley fire departments, for additional information or training. Website Links (click): CAWRT East CAWRT West


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