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Steber, Shawn ; Lidstrom, Samantha ; Windell, Keith ; Showers, Charles . 2010. Transporting and Disposing of Fusees: Best Management Practices. 1051 2325P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.

Fusees are used by firefighters to light fires, often when burning fuel inside firelines or when igniting prescribed fires. The fusees contain perchlorates, which can contaminate water. This tech tip discusses how firefighters can use and dispose of fusees so they are less likely to contaminate water. The tech tip also discusses how to transport fusees, which are considered a flammable solid by Federal hazardous materials regulations (49 Code of Federal Regulations).

Keywords: ECAP, hazardous materials, ignition, perchlorates, transportation, waste disposal, wildland fire fighting, wildland firefighting


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