Monday, June 28, 2010

[californiadisasters] North Ops News & Notes Update (6/26/10-AM)

News and Notes
Today marks the 20th aniversary of the Dude Fire. Six firefighters lost their lives. Following this event, "Look Up, Look Down, Look Around", a fire behavior indicator system, was developed. Additionally, Paul Gleason formulated "LCES" * now a safety standard for wildland firefighting. "We honor these firefighters today by learning about the lessons they learned the hard way and by using this tragic event as a tool to keep ourselves and our crews safe on the fireline."

*Moderator's Note: L.C.E.S." stands for Lookouts - Communications - Escape Routes - Safety Zones or more specifically "Select lookouts, set up a communications, choose escape routes, and select safety zones"

 Additionally, just an FYI, the Dude Fire occurred in Arizona.

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