What is a Type 2 wildland firefighter?
The “Firefighter Type 2 (Crewmember)” forms the backbone of our efforts to manage or suppress wildland fire. These entry-level positions frequently work long days in hot, smoky conditions to build fire lines across rugged terrain with hand tools and chainsaws.
What is a Type 1 wildland Firefighter?
The Firefighter Type 1 leads a small group (usually not more than seven members) and is responsible for their safety on wildland and prescribed fire incidents. The FFT1 supervises resources at the FFT2 level and reports to a Single Resource Crew Boss or other assigned supervisor.
What is a Type 4 wildland firefighter?
Type 4 is used to drive over rough terrain and weighs 26,000 lbs, but it sacrifices a smaller pump and less hose for a larger 750-gallon tank.
What is a Type 4 fire?
Type 4. Initial attack or first response to an incident. IC is “hands on” leader and performs all functions of Operations, Logistics, Planning, and Finance. Few resources are used (several individuals or a single strike team) Normally limited to one operational period.Feb 13, 2017
What is a Type 3 fire team?
b) Type 3 organizations manage initial attack fires with a significant number of resources, an extended attack fire until containment/control is achieved, or an escaped fire until a Type 1 or 2 team assumes command.
What is a Type 2 wildfire?
Type 2. IC spends all time being a manager. Most Command and General staff positions are filled. Large number of resources utilized. Incident extends into multiple operational periods.Feb 13, 2017
What is a Type 2 wildfire team?
The Firefighter Type 2 serves on a hand crew, engine crew, or helitack crew, performing fire suppression and fuels management duties in the most adverse climate, fuel, and terrain conditions.
What is a Type 3 wildland fire?
Type 3. A wildland engine with a minimum pump capacity of 150 GPM. At least 500-gallon tank.Oct 11, 2019