IS-22 Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness Follow this link to a FEMA training course for citizens who would like to know more about prepairing for disasters including fire, floods, and storms.
Wardens Fire Prevention Tips:
When dumping your fireplace/ woodstove/ pellet stove ashes,etc., please do not dump them untill they have been wet down and the water has been mixed in thoroughly. It is also a good idea to dump them in an outdoor fire pit built to contain a fire. That way in the event that the embers re-ignite the fire will already be contained. PLEASE do not just take these ashes and throw them
in the woods!
If you have to burn leaves left over from the fall, please do so on a day that is not ideal for fire, IE: 20% Humidity with 20MPH wind speeds and 50deg F is the ideal temp for a wildfire. Pick a day with higher humidity, lower wind speeds, and possibly lower air temp to burn your brush and leaves. Also before burning call into your 911 center and notify them that you would like to have a controlled burn and ask about any burn bans or other restrictions in your area.
Standard Firefighting Orders
Keep informed on fire weather conditions and forecasts.
Know what your fire is doing at all times.
Base all actions on current and expected behavior of the fire.
Identify escape routes and safety zones and make them known.
Post lookouts when there is possible danger.
Be alert. Keep calm. Think clearly. Act decisively.
Maintain prompt communications with your forces, your
supervisor, and adjoining forces.
Give clear instructions and insure they are understood.
Maintain control of your forces at all times.
Fight fire aggressively, having provided for safety first.
18 Watch Out Situations
Fire not scouted and sized up.
In country not seen in daylight.
Safety zones and escape routes not identified.
Unfamiliar with weather and local factors influencing fire behavior.
Uninformed on strategy, tactics, and hazards.
Instructions and assignments not clear.
No communication link with crewmembers/supervisors.
Constructing line without safe anchor point.
Building fireline downhill with fire below.
Attempting frontal assault on fire.
Unburned fuel between you and the fire.
Cannot see main fire, not in contact with anyone who can.
On a hillside where rolling material can ignite fuel below.
Weather is getting hotter and drier.
Wind increases and/or changes direction.
Getting frequent spot fires across line.
Terrain and fuels make escape to safety zones difficult.
Taking a nap near the fire line.
|York Outdoor Show Booth
||Ourdoor Show with the crew
||Outdoor Show with the Mule
||Chet and Becky at the show
|Halloween in the Park Thank You Letter
||Halloween in the Park Thank You Letter
||Last event for the Suburban
|Smokey at Haloween in the Park
||Great Smokey Pumpkin
||Memorial Being Set Up
|Setting up for Halloween in the Park