Wildland Fire Incident Management Guide (2014) (Paperback)

Wildland Fire Incident Management Guide (2014) By National Wildfire Coordinating Group Cover Image

Wildland Fire Incident Management Guide (2014) (Paperback)


Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
(This book cannot be returned.)

Are you ready for the 2014 Wildland Fire Season?

The 2014 season may be one of the worst on record. Prepare yourself now with the Wildland Fire Incident Management Guide. It is an essential tool for all firefighting personnel. Topics include:


  • Risk Management
  • Wildland Fire Safety Culture and Principles
  • Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Fatigue, Nutrition, and Hydration
  • Driving Limitations
  • Smoke Impairment of Roads: Assessment and Response
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Injury and Fatality Procedures
  • Burn Injury Procedures
  • Night Operations
  • Firing Equipment
  • Chain Saws
  • Incident-Generated Hazmat
  • Media Access Guidelines: General Policy and Guidelines
  • Safety Responsibilities of Wildland Fire Supervisors


  • Initial Attack
  • Duties of an Initial Attack Incident Commander
  • Fire Suppression Strategies
  • Initial Attack Safety Checklist
  • Extended Attack
  • Characteristics of an Extended Attack Incident
  • Extended Attack Safety Checklist
  • Large Fire Management Teams
  • Area Command, Unified Command, and Transfer of Command
  • Incident Commander Briefing
  • Incident Commander's Checklist
  • Urban Interface
  • Wildland/Urban Interface "Watch Out" Situations
  • Structure Triage Guidelines
  • Structure Assessment Checklist and Structure Protection Guidelines


  • Command and General Staff, Operations, Air Operations, Planning, Logistics, Finance and Administration, and Demobilization
  • Organization Chart
  • Position Checklists
  • Planning
  • Planning Process
  • Factors to Consider When Locating and Laying Out an Incident Base or Camp


  • Portable Pumps and Hydraulics
  • Formula for Determining Pump Pressure
  • Reminders for Using Portable Pumps and Hose Lays
  • Drafting Guidelines
  • Expected Output of Commonly Used Portable Pumps at Sea Level
  • General Rules for Fireline Hydraulics
  • Friction Loss by Hose Size and Type
  • Foam-Foam Use, Foam Mixture Rates, Foam for Direct Attack, Foam for Indirect Attack, Foam for Mop Up, Foam for Exposure Protection, and Foam Safety
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Fireline Explosives
  • Hazmat Checklist for Incident Base Management
  • Use of Inmate Crews
  • Interagency Crew Qualifications and Equipment Standards
  • Minimum Crew Standards for National Mobilization
  • Engine and Water Tender Typing (Minimum Requirements)
  • Common Additional Needs for Engines and Tenders
  • Air Tankers
  • Helicopters


  • ICS Map Display Symbols
  • Conversion Factors for Map Scale
  • Formula for Area and Circumference of a Circle
  • Acreage Determination Factors
  • Conversion Factors
  • Incident Command System Forms
  • Resource Status Card
  • Distances and Formulas for Estimating Fire Size
  • What the Color and Column of Smoke May Mean
  • Fire Suppression Interpretations from Flame Length
  • Wildland Fire Risk and Complexity Assessment
  • Indicators of Incident Complexity
Product Details ISBN: 9781495497551
ISBN-10: 1495497550
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2014
Pages: 162
Language: English