Helicopter Incident Response: Wildland/Urban Interface Firefighting Mobile App
Structure protection is inherently dangerous because it involves indirect firefighting.
How does it work?
Do not commit to stay and protect a structure unless a safety zone for firefighters and equipment has been identified at the structure during sizeup and triage. Move to the nearest safety zone, let the fire front pass, and return as soon as conditions allow. The Helicopter Incident Response: Wildland/Urban Interface Firefighting mobile app covers: Fire Behavior Prediction, Structure Sizeup, Site considerations, Tactical challenges and hazards, Structure Triage, Defensible Prep and Hold and Standalone, Non-Defensible Prep and Leave and Rescue Drive-by, Structure Protection Tactics,Rapid mitigation measures, Equipment and water use and Patrol following the fire front.