Content tagged "fire plan"

Who do I need to contact before I conduct a prescribed fire?

Prescribed Fire Updated: April 01, 2016

It is a recommended practice, regardless of legal requirements, to notify adjacent landowners as well as the local fire department before conducting a...

How do I manage smoke from a prescribed fire?

Prescribed Fire Updated: June 27, 2013

There are many methods and options that can be utilized to manage smoke from a prescribed fire.To minimize smoke problems:The National Weather Service fire...

What is a recommended wind speed to conduct a prescribed fire?

Prescribed Fire Updated: June 27, 2013

Although every burn unit is unique and requires a unique burn plan, in many cases, recommended wind speeds for conducting prescribed burns are 4 to 15 mph....

Under what temperatures should I conduct a prescribed burn?

Prescribed Fire Updated: June 27, 2013

From a fire containment standpoint, temperature is not as critical as compared to relative humidity and wind speed. As rule of thumb, remember that as...

Where can I get help developing a prescribed fire plan?

Prescribed Fire Updated: May 29, 2013

There are numerous private organizations as well as state and federal agencies that may be willing to assist landowners with writing prescribed fire plans....

What equipment do I need to conduct a prescribed fire?

Prescribed Fire Updated: January 30, 2013

The following list provides an inventory of the basic equipment typically used on most prescribed fires. However, because no two burn units and therefore...

Should I be worried about my neighbors conducting prescribed fires?

Prescribed Fire Updated: January 30, 2013

Well, that depends upon your neighbors – just kidding. If your neighbor is genuinely conducting a “prescribed fire”, the answer is, generally, no. The term...

How many people do I need to conduct a prescribed fire?

Prescribed Fire Updated: October 20, 2012

The number of people needed to conduct a prescribed fire varies depending upon numerous factors such as size of burn unit, complexity of burn, fuel type(s),...

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