Zion 's Fire Use Module provides skilled and mobile personnel for wildland fire use or prescribed fire management. They are self-contained and range in size from 4 to 10 persons. They travel carrying all equipment needed to accomplish their mission and are proficient in filling various roles on minimally scouted fire operations in remote locations.
The mission of the Fire Use Module Program is to develop and provide national self-sufficient, multi-skilled fire professionals with a primary commitment to fire use operations and planning.
Primary priority and purpose of the Fire Use Modules is to assist their agencies with fire use in the areas of planning, fire behavior monitoring, ignition and holding. In addition, project preparation and execution with narrow prescription windows will also be equally considered. The secondary priority is to assist other agencies in fire use and tertiary priorities are to assist the National Park Service (NPS) in prescribed fire preparation, fire effects, and mechanical hazard fuels reduction.
There are eleven modules available nationally with 9 assigned to the NPS and 2 to USDA Forest Service. When the nation is in Preparedness Level 4 or 5, modules can be used to support the suppression effort.