Wildland Fire Module Starts The Season With Critical Training

Wildland Fire Module Prepares For Fire Season

The Saguaro Wildland Fire Module conducts a briefing.
The Saguaro Wildland Fire Module conducts a briefing.

NPS / Michelle Fidler

Wildland Fire Modules (WFM) always start the season with two weeks of critical training to focus on safety, skills, and standard operating procedures in preparation for the season ahead.

During one day of training, on April 27, 2016 the Saguaro WFM ran a simulation to practice size-up, mapping, weather observations, structure assessments, radio communications, and emergency medical protocols.

Wildland Fire Modules provide skilled and mobile personnel for wildfire or prescribed fire management. Modules are self-contained and range in size from 4 to 10 persons. They travel, carrying all equipment needed to be self sufficient and accomplish their mission. When the nation is in Preparedness Level 4 or 5, modules can be used to support the suppression effort.

 

Crew members review the 9-Line Medical Incident Report format in the Incident Response Pocket Guide
Crew members review the 9-Line Medical Incident Report format in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG).

NPS / Michelle Fidler