Executing the Burn
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Southern Region, February 1989; Technical Publication R8-TP 11.
There are few days of good prescribed burning weather during the year. When these days arrive, give top priority to burning. With adequate preparation, burning can begin without loss of opportunity.
plan to complete any one job within a standard workday. The burning boss must make sure the crew has the proper clothing and safety equipment and is in good physical shape.
Proper clothing includes long-sleeve fire resistant or cotton shirts, pants without cuffs, leather boots with nonskid soles, safety glasses, hardhat, gloves, and plenty of drinking water. During the summer, the possibility of heat exhaustion and heat stroke must be considered.
"Give Prescribed Burning TOP PRIORITY When Burning Weather Arrives"
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