Fire Equipment Working Team, (NWCG) . 2006. Interagency Retardant Base Planning Guide. 0651 1803P. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center. 89 p.
This Interagency Retardant Base Planning Guide has been developed and published by the NWCG Fire Equipment Working Team (FEWT) to identify interagency minimum planning criteria when establishing or modifying a retardant base facility. A subcommittee was formed in 1978 and development and preparation of this Guide was accomplished in 1979, with the first 4 editions being published as the Airtanker Base Planning Guide in 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1995 respectively. This guide includes the planning and setup of permanent, temporary, and portable, fixed and rotor-wing retardant air bases. The intent is to provide interagency minimum planning criteria for retardant bases to ensure a safe, cost effective and efficient operation. This guide is for the use of all wildfire agencies to assist in the planning of new bases or for modification or expansion of existing bases.
Keywords: airtanker bases, interagency, planning guides, retardant air bases
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