Publication - Advice and guidance

Fire and Rescue Service Wildfire Operational Guidance

Published: 21 Oct 2013
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781782564980

This guidance has been produced to give fire and rescue service personnel an additional understanding and awareness of the phenomenon of wildfire. It examines the hazards, risks and controls relating to Fire and Rescue Service personnel, the personnel of other agencies and members of the public at Incidents of wildfire. It also provides a point of reference for those who may be called upon to plan for wildfire events and for those incident commanders and personnel responding to such incidents.

362 page PDF

13.9 MB

362 page PDF

13.9 MB

Contents
Fire and Rescue Service Wildfire Operational Guidance
Appendices

362 page PDF

13.9 MB

Appendices

Glossary of Wildfire Terminology Footnotes

1 Definition from the "All Terrain Vehicle Industry European Association" (ATVEA) at: http://www.atvea.org/9431E/What_is_an_ATV_.aspx

2 Source: National Wildfire Coordinating Group (2008) Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology (National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Boise), page 29.

3 A slope receiving direct sunlight at a particular point in time is described as being in aspect, while a slope not receiving direct sunlight at a particular point in time is described as being out of aspect.

4 Source: Global Fire Monitoring Centre (2010) International Multi-Lingual Fire Management Terminology (Global Fire Monitoring Centre, Freiburg), page 29.

5 Source: Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (2009) Wildfire Glossary (Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, Melbourne)

6 With thanks to Paul Steensland, Paul Steensland and Associates LLC (USA) and Richard Woods, Australian Capital Territory Rural Fire Service (Australia).

7 Source: National Wildfire Coordinating Group (2008) Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology (National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Boise), page 50.

9 Including dead parts of living vegetation.

10 HM Government (2008) Fire and Rescue Manual - Volume 2 Fire Service Operations: Incident Command (3rd Edition) (London, TSO), p142.

11 This term should not be confused with the term "fingers of fire ignition", which describes a low intensity back burn which is achieved by lighting fires in lines at right angles to a control line and parallel to the wind.

12 Source: Global Fire Monitoring Centre (2010) International Multi-Lingual Fire Management Terminology (Global Fire Monitoring Centre, Freiburg), page 121.

13 Source: National Wildfire Coordinating Group (2008) Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology (National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Boise), page 74.

14 Source: NFPA (2011) NFPA 921 - Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations (NFPA, Quincy, Massachusetts), page 14.

15 Source: National Wildfire Coordinating Group (2008) Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology (National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Boise), page 78.

16 British Standards Institution (2010) Fire Safety Vocabulary (ISO 13943: 2008; BS EN ISO 13943:2010), (BSI Standards Publication, London), 4.130, p15.

17 Source: National Wildfire Coordinating Group (2008) Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology (National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Boise), page 79.

18 Source: Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (2009) Wildfire Glossary (Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, Melbourne), page 13.

19 Source: National Wildfire Coordinating Group (2008) Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology (National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Boise), page 83.

20 Source: Global Fire Monitoring Centre (2010) International Multi-Lingual Fire Management Terminology (Global Fire Monitoring Centre, Freiburg), page 166.

21 Source: National Wildfire Coordinating Group (2008) Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology (National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Boise), page 87.

22 Source: Global Fire Monitoring Centre (2010) International Multi-Lingual Fire Management Terminology (Global Fire Monitoring Centre, Freiburg), page 188.

23 This should not be confused with the term "fingers of fire" which is defined within this glossary as "An elongated burned area projecting from the main body of the fire resulting in an irregular fire perimeter"

24 Source: Global Fire Monitoring Centre (2010) International Multi-Lingual Fire Management Terminology (Global Fire Monitoring Centre, Freiburg), page 203.

25 HM Government (2008) Fire and Rescue Manual - Volume 2 Fire Service Operations: Incident Command (3rd Edition) (London, TSO), p142.

26 Source: Global Fire Monitoring Centre (2010) International Multi-Lingual Fire Management Terminology (Global Fire Monitoring Centre, Freiburg), page 142 (defined within the term "Fire Suppression").

27 Source: Global Fire Monitoring Centre (2010) International Multi-Lingual Fire Management Terminology (Global Fire Monitoring Centre, Freiburg), page 153 (defined within the term "Flanking Fire Suppression").

28 Source: National Wildfire Coordinating Group (2008) Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology (National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Boise), page 149 (defined within the term "Ring Fire").

29 ANSFR Project

30 Source: Global Fire Monitoring Centre (2010) International Multi-Lingual Fire Management Terminology (Global Fire Monitoring Centre, Freiburg), page 296.

31 Source: National Wildfire Coordinating Group (2008) Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology (National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Boise), page 166 (defined within the term "Ring Fire").


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