April 13-15, 2007
Anderson Ranch Fire — August, 1997
Communicating Intent and Imparting Presence
Salida Chamber of Commerce Visitor
Wildfire Safety Drill, 2007
April 13-15, 2007
Keynote speakers: Dr. Jennifer Ziegler
and Doug Campbell
Wildfire Safety Drill — Colorado Firecamp's
annual fireline safety refresher — offers a chance to shake off
the winter rust and build crew cohesion. Field exercises are designed
to enhance situational awareness skills needed for entrapment avoidance.
Dr. Jennifer Ziegler
from Purdue University participated in the 2006 Wildfire Safety Drill
and will make a keynote presentation on the Fire Orders for the 2007
Doug Campbell — USFS
firefighter for 31 years and author of “The Campbell Prediction
System” — will share his vast field experience and knowledge
of fire behavior.
During a tail-gate
safety briefing, 2006 Drill participants discuss a sketchy, mid-slope
assignment in a pinyon-juniper stand on Methodist Mountain.
Presentations during the 2006 Drill were:
by Dan Northern, retired deputy fire chief, Novato Fire Department,
Cramer Fire by
Kelly Close, fire behavior analyst and company officer, Poudre Fire
Authority, Ft. Collins, CO.
Every participant will receive a certificate for RT-130, Annual Fireline
Safety Refresher. Other highlights include:
Engine inspections and assistance with programmable radios.
Trainee taskbook opportunities for type 1/2 firefighter, single resource
boss, type 4/5 incident commander, and strike team/task force leader.
Practice shelter deployment in adverse conditions.
Work capacity test, no additional charge but considerable extra
effort (Arduous pack test: 46 min. 15 sec. at 7,200 ft. elevation)
court at Riverside Park in downtown Salida serves as sand table for
decision-making exercise during the 2006 Drill.
Cost to participate is only $25 individual, $50 engine crew, or $150
hand crew, strike team or task force. Drill begins 6:00 pm, Friday,
13th and concludes 4:00 pm, Sunday, April 15th, 2007.
Call (719) 539-9329 for more information, or email: email@example.com
May 1, 2006 “Mountain
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