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2014 BLM Preparedness Review Drills and Skills

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All resources will be given a field exercise.  All field exercises will be reviewed for operational proficiency.  The drills can be done in the field on “mock” fires or they can be done in the station.  The same items will be reviewed regardless of the location of the drill.  These drill formats are for reference only and not part of the written package that is submitted to the local unit at the completion of the review.  These drills give the review team members and the local units an opportunity to know in advance what the standards are and what the team will be looking for and give a standardized set of skills testing for agency resources nationwide.

 Drills and Skills Summary - PDF - Word
Drill 1Initial Response Protocol - PDF - Word
Drill 2Initial Report From Scene - PDF - Word
Drill 3Briefing - Risk Management - PDF - Word
Drill 4Mobile Attack - PDF - Word
Drill 5Stationary Attack - Hose Lay - PDF - Word
Drill 6Foam Use - PDF - Word
Drill 7Spot Fire - PDF - Word
Drill 8Line Construction - PDF - Word
Drill 9Portable Pump Exercise - PDF - Word
Drill 10Helitack Initial Attack - PDF - Word
Drill 11Helitack Bucket - PDF - Word
Drill 12Helitack Helispot - PDF - Word
Drill 13Helitack Longline - PDF - Word
Drill 14Helitack Personnel - PDF - Word
Drill 15Dispatch - PDF - Word
Drill 16Smokejumper Response Procedures - PDF - Word
Drill 17Smokejumper Mission - PDF - Word
Skill 1Engine Inspection - PDF - Word
Skill 2Handtool Safety Checks - PDF - Word
Skill 3Firing Devices - PDF - Word
Skill 4Belt Weather Kit - PDF - Word
Skill 5Hydraulics - PDF - Word
Skill 6Fire Shelter Use - PDF - Word
Skill 7 Pump and Flow Test  - PDF - Word


Proposed revisions to the checklists can be sent to Jeff Arnberger, FAD, BLM Fire Operations ( Comments should be typed into the “remarks” section of the drill proposed for change. These proposed changes can be sent electronically to the above address for consideration. Proposed changes need to reflect a quantifiable item that directly applies to fire preparedness. The proposed revisions should include the exact verbiage that is being proposed. Drills are reviewed for compliance with agency policy and standards each January. Proposed changes will need to be submitted by the end of January for consideration that year.