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McLean, Andrew D. 2012. T&D Snippets—Transporting and Disposing of Fusees: Best Management Practices. 1251 2S08. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.

Transporting and Disposing of Fusees: Best Management Practices

By Shawn Steber, Samantha Lidstrom, Keith Windell, and Charles Shower

Firefighters use fusees to ignite fires for prescribed burns and during wildland fire suppression. Because fusees contain potassium perchlorate, a hazardous material, they must be handled with care to prevent water contamination or accidental ignition. This tech tip discusses the proper techniques for use, transport, and disposal of fusees.

Keywords: DOT, ECAP, hazardous materials, ignition, perchlorates, safety at work, transportation, waste disposal, wildland fire fighting, wildland firefighting


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