Checklists

LACES  (safety check before fighting or lighting a fire)

  • Lookouts
  • Awareness
  • Communications
  • Escape Routes
  • Safety Zone

PAFTC (initial incident report)

  • Position
  • Area
  • Time
  • Assistance Required
  • Communications
  • Surface wind

SMEAC  (Briefing checklist)

  • Situation
  • Mission
  • Execution
  • Administration and logistics
  • Command and Communications

Flagging Tape Colours (DEC)

  • Red and White or Flouro Pink     Hazard/Danger
  • Yellow                                                Tree to be felled
  • Blue                                                    Items requiring “mop up”
  • Blue and Yellow                               Tree to be felled during “mop up”
  • White                                                  Sector Boundary
  • White and White                              Division Boundary

VPOWER  (Vehicle Pre-Use Checklist)

  • Vehicle Fault Report or log book
  • Petrol
  • Oil/Lubrication
  • Water
  • Electrical
  • Rubber

Hendon System of Vehicle Control

  • C Course
  • M&S Mirrors and Signals
  • B Breaks
  • G&M Gears and Mirrors
  • E Evasive Action
  • A Attention Acceleration,Skidding Points

To go in your pockets all times

Essentials:

  • Pocket knife
  • Pencil
  • Note book
  • Matches/lighter

Optional extras:

  • Lips salve
  • Tissues
  • Medication
  • Mobile phone
  • Glasses
  • Water
  • Local map

Items to take going to a fire out of the region:

  • Change of underwear, shirt and socks
  • A book
  • Snacks – food is supplied but can be unreliable
  • Medication
  • Hat
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