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U.S. Department of the Interior - Office of Wildland Fire
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Safety



These individuals ensure basic training, refreshers, and wildland fire direction (orders, watchouts, etc) are in place organizationally and operationally.  They are experts in risk management, hazard mitigation, hazard analysis, safety operations, and accident investigations.  They are involved in assessing fatalities that may address burnovers, vehicle/aircraft accident, heart attacks, or other.  They are concerned with day to day safety but in a fire situation focus on escape routes, safety zones, hazards, transportation, medical care and evacuation, and other risks addressing things such as qualifications, duty hours, fatigue, injuries/illnesses, and maintenance.