For wildland firefighters a free “tailgate” paper about weather

Blog Post created by faithberry Employee on Jul 14, 2016

Weather.pngDoes your fire department respond to wildland fires? Changing weather conditions can create dangerous conditions that can change the way that you respond a wildfire.  Oklahoma State Forestry has put together an excellent topic driven series of training briefs they are calling the "Oklahoma Wildland Tailgate Series." These fact-filled, well-illustrated training tools can be used anywhere, including at the tailgate of your engine, as the series name suggests. These discussion sheets can be used to facilitate training discussions at the tailgate of your engine, the firehouse or anywhere that you want to take them.  The latest page shares information about how weather and changing weather conditions can affect the situation your crew finds themselves in.


Other topics include wildland fuels, heavy equipment, aviation use, urban interface, expanding incidents andOklahoma Forestry.jpg more.  You can even click on a link on the page to share topics of discussion that you would like to see included in future papers.  This information can be used along with other training resources including NFPA's:

1051 Wildland Firefighting Personnel Professional Qualifications

1143 Standard for Wildland Fire Management