FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Cedar Fire Incident
Engine 6162 Crew Entrapment,
Fatality, and Burn Injuries
October 29, 2003
Cedar Fire Lessons Learned
Cedar Fire Recovery Team
The Recovery Team identified a large number of findings based on their
review of the events that led to the Cedar Fire burnover incident; the
findings have been organized into nine subject categories:
- ALS Equipment
- Fire Behavior
- Training and Experience
- Policy and Tactics
- Human Factors
There were many findings identified for each of the nine subject categories.
Some of the findings did not play any role in the Cedar burnover however
they were identified as issues that needed to be addressed within the
Novato Fire District and in some cases by the fire service in general.
In order to provide the reader with a complete picture of the situation
these findings are displayed in three time phases related to the incident,
Pre Incident, Incident and Post Incident Considerations.
The Novato Fire Protection District hopes that the information and issues
identified in this report will lead to improved firefighter safety and
survival in the future.
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