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Control measure

Establish and maintain situational awareness: Wildfires

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Establish and maintain situational awareness: Wildfires

Understand:

  • The methodology to be used to establish and maintain the situational awareness at wildfire incidents
  • The following sources of information which can be used to establish and maintain situational awareness:
    •  Suitable maps and/or mapping systems
    • Direct and/or indirect observation
    • Local fire groups
    • SSRI information
    • Partners and key stakeholders
    • Weather forecasting / reports
    • On site weather readings
  • How to observe the wildfire scene of operations
  • The influence of weather, topography and fuel in the wildfire environment.
  • How to monitor wildfire behaviour
  • The methods used to establishand maintain situational awareness at wildfire incidents, using the LACES safety protocol
  • How WPS can be used to identify potential wildfire behaviour
  • How to disseminate and communicate relevant information to others at wildfire incidents
  • The methods of collating and recording wildfire incident data
  • Refer to Situational awareness – Incident command training specification

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Establish and maintain situational awareness: Wildfires

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gather wildfire information from a number of sources to confirm understanding
  • Clearly communicate wildfire information with others