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  1. Preparing for Fire Season Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1330 - 1400

  2. How to get out on a fire assignment as READ: Be qualified as a Resource Advisor (READ) Meet physical fitness requirement – may be governed by Home Unit line officers and Forest Supervisor Have current Red Card!! Be available to go on assignment

  3. Agency Standards

  4. Qualifications - Required Position considered a ‘technical specialist,’ with READ as ICS position READ described in 310-1 Supplemental (2014 page 110) Recommendations in the 2004 NWCG Resource Advisor Guide

  5. Qualifications – Recommended!! Minimum under IQCS: • Attend N-9042 READ training • Take IS 100 Intro to ICS & IS 700 National Incident Management System, an Introduction • Attend RT-130 Annual Fire Line Safety Refresher • Attend Annual READ Refresher Escorted vs. non-escorted line qualification Additional: See Resource Advisor Guide p.13

  6. Escorted vs. Non-escorted Escorted (Light WCT): • No need for any additional classes (ie S130/S190) • Must be accompanied by a single resource boss Non-escorted (Moderate/Arduous WCT): • Must have S130 Firefighter Training/S190 Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior • Annual safety refresher • Adequate communications Reference: 2013 Red Book pg. Ch. 13-4, 13-10 &13-11

  7. Your Availability Options are local, regional (Geographic Area Coordination Center) or national Some variations in process between units so ask your FMO

  8. The Resource Advisor’s Tool Kit

  9. Basic Line Gear • Standard PPE, including fire shelter and radio. • Copy of Incident’s WFDSS decision • Daily Incident Action Plan and MAPS • MIST Guidelines & Fire Line Handbook (IRPG). • Flagging & felt tip markers. • GPS unit and Camera • Nametag. • Always carry a firefighting tool.

  10. Additional Equipment • Lap top computer • Resource maps with critical protection areas delineated • Fire Suppression Rehab Plan for your fire on disk. • MIST on disk • Rehabilitation standards on disk

  11. Resource Advisor’s Role • Be specific and “hands-on” as an advisor. • Be realistic, flexible. • Be available!! Expect long hours. • Know the equipment you will be managing in the rehabilitation efforts. • The more you know about the specific area, the more effective you’ll be to the Agency Administrator, the IMT and the resource.

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