FORM 6200-8 (1/64)
|Department of Agriculture --- Forest
Washington, D.C. 20250
|TO :||Chief, Forest Service||File: 6170|
|Fire Safety Review Team||Date: February 3, 1967|
|SUBJECT :||Fire Control - Fire Suppression Safety||Your Reference:|
Report of Fire Safety Review team to Recommend Action Program to Prevent Men from being Burned while Fighting Forest, Grass, and Brush Fires.
Our report and recommended action program is attached. We believe that much progress in fire safety has been made in the last ten years and that, in general, the program is heading in the right direction.
In flashy brush types, as in Southern California and in other areas with similar topography, fuel volume, and rate of spread, downhill line operations without positive knowledge that the toe of the fire is secured are not an acceptable practice. Also, a “chimney” can be expected to explosively flash up slope. We believe that activating our recommendations in regard to these and other items will further reduce the chances that men will be burned while fighting forest, grass, and brush fires.
/s/ Robert Bjornsen
/s/ Jay Peterson
/s/ Tony Skufca
/s/ Mike Hardy
/s/ A. E. Spaulding, Chairman
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