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Efforts to update firefighter safety zone guidelines

Butler, Bret. 2009. Efforts to update firefighter safety zone guidelines. Fire Management Today. 69(2): 15-17.

One of the most critical decisions made on wildland fires is the identification of suitable safety zones for firefighters during daily fire management operations. To be effective (timely, repeatable, and accurate), these decisions rely on good training and judgment, but also on clear, concise guidelines. This article is a summary of safety zone guidelines and the current research efforts focused on improving firefighter safety zones, and a request for input from firefighters and fire managers.

Keywords: wildland fires, firefighter safety zones

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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Efforts to update firefighter safety zone guidelines
Electronic Publish Date: August 1, 2012
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August 1, 2012

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