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Safety - Fire

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In recent years, the Forest Service has experienced catastrophic events while working to suppress wildland fires. These events have created a renewed awareness and concern about safety, the impacts of wildland fire, and the integration of fire and resource management. As a result, many actions have been implemented to improve the safety and protect lives while fighting forest fires. Safe, effective and efficient wildland fire operations require a thorough understanding of many policies, principles and procedures.

The Fire Safety web site will provide a lot of additional information on the severity of wildland fires and safety measures used. In addition, an Interim Field Guide has been prepared to help implement the Healthy Forests Initiative and Healthy Forests Restoration Act.

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Last modified March 28, 2013

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