December 6

Planning & Preparation for Command during WUI fires


According to the latest issue of Wildfire Safety from the NFPA, planning the command of WUI fires can be critical:

Planning and preparation advised before taking command of WUI fires:
A super article in Firefighter Nation this month addresses fire incident command and the special challenges of coping with fast-moving fires that enter subdivisions and communities – those tricky, dangerous wildland/urban interface fires.
Author Jim Linardos, a friend of Firewise, a fire service leader and no stranger to WUI fires over his 34-year career in such places as Reno, Nevada, and Austin, Texas, hammers home the notion that the day of the fire is not the time to start thinking about who you’ll call for mutual aid or what you’ll order for lunch for a crew of 100 on the scene.

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