The U.S. Forest Service National Rappel Working Team (NRWT) and the National Rappel Operations Subcommittee (ROS) developed the Forest Service National Rappel Operations Guide for agency employees conducting Forest Service helicopter rappel operations.
The primary mission of the Forest Service Emergency Medical Short-Haul Program is to ensure safe and efficient use of short-haul capabilities when and where needed. In some cases, short-haul may be the most expedient means to get medical care to a person in need, as well as extract an injured or ill employee for transport to definitive medical care.
Forest Service and Interagency publications are the primary vehicles by which Forest Service and Interagency policy and standards are transmitted. Publications include manuals, handbooks, standards, guides, plans, and other documents. Publications are distributed through hardcopy print, web pages, mobile device applications, and other digital media. Web portals include key information that is updated on a continuous schedule.
Forest Service Manuals, Guides, Handbooks and Plans (in alphabetical order)
Forest Service Fire Imaging and Mapping Guide (coming soon)
Forest Service National Rappel Operations Guide (coming soon)
Interagency Directories, Guides and Standards (in alphabetical order)
Interagency Airtanker Base Operations Guide
Interagency Aviation Technical Assistance Directory
Interagency Helicopter Pilot Practical Test Standards
- ISMOG Forest Service Section
- Forest Service National Smokejumper Training Guide
- RAM-Air Parachute Training Guide
- Forest Service RAM-Air Canopy Evaluation Plan