Dale Cramerâs home in Sawyers Bar, CA gets soaked with water in preparation for the possible approach of flames from the Salmon River Complex Fire, in the Klamath National Forest, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Wildland/structural firefighters went through the town, assessing fire prevention needs and talking with resident about fire prevention measures they are doing on their own as well as other measures they could take to prepare for fire. Actions such as moving away firewood, cutting and clearing plants next to their structures, and using garden hoses to soak structures and grounds all help in the event the main fire comes into their town.
There are two types structure environments in the realm of wildland firefighting.
This urban intermix structural protection environment is generally the more challenging, where structures have been built within a wildland area, isolated to some degree from other structures, but with no separation from wildland fuels (trees, brush and grass). This requires each structure to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Fire protection measures will be tailored to each situation; defending these structures require a more complex solution, more firefighters, equipment and resources per structure.
For more information, please see www.usda.gov and www.fs.fed.us.â USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
April 25, 2014
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