The primary mission of the Fire Vehicle Standardization Committee is
to promote standardization of Forest Service fire vehicles commensurate
with cost effective fire management. The Committee recommends requirements
for fire vehicle standardization, policy, procurement practices, and training.
This Committee is chartered under the direction of WO Fire and Aviation
Management. The Committee is established in response to the 2006 Fire
and Aviation Management Efficiencies developed by Forest Service Fire
Directors, Regional Aviation Officers, Fire Operations, Fire and Aviation
Safety Officers, and the Line Officer Team (LOT).
As directed by WO FAM:
Establish recommendations for a fire vehicle standardization policy and
develop a series of common models to be used nationally. All geographic
area needs will be considered in the selection of standard models. Efforts
will be coordinated with the Fleet Management Business Process Reengineering
A. Develop standard fire vehicle models and options.
B. Develop a recommended implementation strategy.
C. Submit policy change recommendations.
D. Identify existing training curriculum and modify (standardize) as
E. Develop streamlined ordering standards/guide and centralized procurement
F. Update Wildland Fire Engine Guide, including guidelines for reclassification
of existing equipment.
II. Committee Composition
This Committee is comprised of representatives from regional FAM, field-level
fire operations, fleet management, line officers, and a technical advisor.
Additional subject matter experts may be requested as needed by the
Committee. The committee will be disbanded upon submission of all fire
vehicle standardization recommendations.
A. The chair shall be selected by the WO FAM director.
B. Attendance of subject matter experts will be requested as needed.
C. This Committee will meet or confer as needed to accomplish objectives.
D. Minutes (including recommendations, concerns, and action items) will
be submitted to Committee members and FAM Director within 30 days.
III. Expected outcome
The expected outcome shall be recommendations per Section I, Purpose/Objectives.
IV. Committee Chair Responsibilities
A. Facilitate the time and place for all Committee meetings and conference
B. Request attendance of guest participants. Coordinate guest participation
and attendance timeframes.
C. Ensure assigned tasks are monitored and completed.
D. Represent the Committee at FAM meetings.
E. Assure meeting notes, decisions, and information are recorded and
disseminated to the Committee members, the FAM Director, and others
F. Assemble, correlate, and prepare all material to be acted upon by
G. Delegation of work assignments.
V. Charter Approval
/s/ Tory Henderson
|/s/ Tom Harbour
WO FAM Director
/s/ Tory Henderson 1/24/08
Committee Chair Date
/s/ Tom Harbour 2/22/08
WO FAM Director Date