Fire and Rescue Service Wildfire Operational Guidance

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.

References and Bibliography

Campbell, D. (1998) The Campbell Prediction System, Ojai, California.

Teie, W.C. (2005) Firefighters Handbook on Wildland Firefighting: Strategy, Tactics and Safety, 3rd Edition, Rescue, California: Dear Valley Press.

Teie, W.C. (2009) Fire Managers Handbook on Veld and Forest Fires: Strategy, Tactics and Safety, 2nd Edition, South Africa: South African Institute of Forestry.

Azcarate, J. (2011) Operational Coordination of Aerial Assets at Forest Fires, Spain: Pau Costa Foundation.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (2009) Map Reading in the Wildfire Environment.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (2009) Wildfire Handbook.

European Union (2008) European Wildland Fire Management Handbook.

Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade. (2007) Wildfire Training Program.

National Wildfire Coordinating Group (1996) Wildland Fire Suppression Tactics Reference Guide, Boise: NWCG.

Ordnance Survey (date unknown) Map Reading: from Beginner to the Advanced Map Reader, Ordnance Survey.

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

Endsley, M.R. (1995) "Measurement of situation awareness in dynamic systems" in Human Factors, 37(1), p.65-84.

National Rural Fire Authority (2002) Rural Fire Managers Handbook, New Zealand: National Rural Fire Authority.

United States Forest Service (2011) Aviation Safety Management System Guide, United States Department of Agriculture.

European Forest Fire Networks Project (2012) European Glossary for Wildfires and Forest Fires, 1st Edition.


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