South Central Oregon
Fire Management Partnership

Annual Fire Refresher (RT 130)

No need to sign up for the refresher. Just show up with a pen or pencil and an IRPG.

MUST BRING: Hardhat, gloves and nomex shirt for the fire shelter deployment exercises.

Contact your local fire manager if you need to acquire any PPE before you come to the class.



Year 2017 Fire Refresher

Date Day IQCS Location Time Contact Phone
19-Apr-2018 Thursday   Bly VFD 0900 TBD  
30-Apr-2018 Monday   Klamath Community College 0900 TBD  
10-May-2018 Thursday   Paisley Community Center 0900 TBD  
30-May-2018 Wednesday   Chemult RD 0900 TBD  
7-Jun-2018 Thursday   Chiloquin RD 0900 TBD  
20-Jun-2018 Wednesday   Lakeview INteragency Office 0900 TBD  

  1. BLM/FS/FWS/NPS - Local managers and line officers will personally communicate their expectations of leadership in fire management.
  2. BLM/FS/FWS/NPS and ODF - Completion of refresher training will be documented including date of training, curriculum and names of participants.
The refresher will cover the following core topics:
  1. AVOIDING ENTRAPMENTS
    Study the risk management process as identified in the Incident Response Pocket Guide, e.g. LCES, Standard Fire Orders, 18 Watch Outs, Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) direction, Fire Management Plan policies, etc.
  2. CURRENT ISSUES
    Review and discuss identified "hot topics" and "national emphasis topics". Review forecasts and assessments for the upcoming fire season and discuss implications for firefighter safety.
  3. FIRE SHELTER
    Review and discuss last resort survival. Conduct "hands-on" fire shelter inspections. Practice shelter deployments.
  4. OTHER HAZARDS and SAFETY ISSUES
    Choose additional hazard and safety subjects, which may include SAFENET, current safety alerts, site/unit specific safety issues and hazards.
From direction found in the Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations 2013 and the Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher web site

Contact the Operations Committee Chair if additional sessions need to be scheduled.