What equipment do I need to conduct a prescribed fire?

Prescribed Fire January 30, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

The following list provides an inventory of the basic equipment typically used on most prescribed fires. However, because no two burn units and therefore burn plans are identical, equipment needed for one burn may not necessarily be required for another.

  • Drip torch and fuel
  • Slip-on pump unit, ATV sprayer, and/or back-pack sprayer
  • Fire rake
  • Fire shovel
  • Flapper
  • Chain saw
  • 2-way radio
  • Mobile phone
  • Fire weather kit

See What Clothes Should I Wear to Conduct a Prescribed Fire for more information about personal safety.

See Using Prescribed Fire in Oklahoma for a detailed list of prescribed fire equipment (page 23).

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