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Unit 10: Fire Behavior Affects Fireline Tactics

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Upon completion of this unit you will be expected to:

  • List five reasons for flanking a fire running up slope or driven by strong winds.
  • Describe six hazards involved when constructing fireline near the bottoms of deep, narrow canyons.
  • Give five problems related to heat transfer which affect the standards for constructing fireline, then give precautionary measures that should be taken against each.
  • Determine locations for firelines in mountainous terrain based on fuels, wind, slope, and fire conditions.
  • Given direct and indirect methods of attack, discuss when you would use each method.
  • Discuss why timing is important to various fire control activities.
  • Explain how fire behavior values for rate of spread, flame length, probability of ignition, and moisture of extinction are used in fire control planning.
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