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Flashcards in SOG 409 Wildland fires Deck (8)
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1

The drought index ranges from _____. The higher the number the lower the moisture and the more dangerous the conditions.

0-800

2

Command will be established on all Wildland fires involving an ____ or greater

FRL 3

3

Companies dispatched to major Wildland fires that were not on the original dispatch should report to ____

staging

4

A structure may be deemed hopeless when one of the following conditions exist: (3)

• 25% or more of the roof involved
• Water supply low
• Personnel safety at risk

5

Structural Protection guidelines: (4)

• 15 minute commitment
• 1 unit per structure in isolated areas
• 1 unit per 2 structures in subdivisions
• Limit hose lay to 200’

6

The fire is considered contained when there is ___ % extinguishment within 100’ of the fire line.

100

7

When the Drought Index reaches ___ or higher the fire needs to be checked daily until it is cold.

400

8

LCES acronym describes basic safety guidelines for Wildland firefighting:

Lookouts – Post lookouts to spot potentially hazardous situations. Communications – Maintain radio contact.
Escape Routes – Plan escape routes for personnel and equipment.
Safety Zones – Identify safety zones (green lawns, structure interiors, etc.).