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GO/ NO GO CHECKLIST: PRE-BURN, CREW BRIEFING, TEST FIRE and POST-BURN CHECKLIST
Prescribed Burn
Site Name:
Burn Unit:
Date:
YES
NO
Has the area (inside and outside the unit) experienced unusual drought conditions or does it
contain above-normal fuel loadings which were not considered in the prescription development? If
YES, go to question below.
If NO, continue with Section A.
If YES, have appropriate changes been made to plans for ignition, holding, mop-up, patrol, and
contingencies? If YES, continue with Section A. If NO, stop and consult with Supervisor and local
suppression lead.
A. PRE-BURN (Prior to Crew Briefing)
Fire Unit is as described in plan and copy of plan is on site.
Required firebreaks complete and are adequate for current and predicted conditions.
Qualified Burn Boss present, permits obtained. Give permit #’s:
Required number of crew present with required PPE.
Weather forecast obtained and within prescription. Long-range forecast checked for severe weather.
Official and neighbor notifications complete.
Required equipment for holding, weather monitoring, ignition and suppression is on-site and functioning.
Planned ignition and containment methods are appropriate for current and predicted conditions.
Planned contingencies and mop-up are appropriate for current and predicted conditions.
List of emergency phone numbers are with each resource.
Off-site contingency resources are confirmed operational and available.
The Probability of Ignition (PIG) is under 65% for the adjacent fuels or mitigation factors have been
implemented.
B. CREW BRIEFING
Each crew member has a map or reviewed a map (i.e. small, low complexity burns).
Each item below has been discussed with crew:
Crew has inspected and tested equipment.
Burn unit size and boundaries.
Burn unit hazards and safety issues, including LCES (refer to current IRPG)
Purpose of burn, current and expected weather, anticipated fire and smoke behavior.
Organization of crew and assignments.
Methods of ignition, holding, mop-up, communications (radio check, frequencies, etc).
Contact with the public; traffic concerns.
Location of main roads, vehicles, keys, and nearest phone.
Location of back-up equipment, supplies, and water.
Contingencies for escaped prescribed fire.
Planning for medical emergency (refer to current IRPG)
Wildland Urban Interface concerns.
Answer questions from crew.
Ask crew if they wish to “turn down” an assignment or participation in the burn (refer to current IRPG)
C.
TEST FIRE
On-site weather and fuel conditions are within prescription and consistent with forecast.
Test burn conducted; fire and smoke behavior within prescribed parameters.
D.
POST BURN CHECKLIST
Mop-up completed as described in burn plan.
Night patrol assigned, if needed.
Day shift assigned for days following burn, if needed.
Notifications of completed burn, if required (Escape burn report completed if necessary).
After Action Review (AAR) completed with crew.
Burn Boss sign and date form when burn is completed.
Burn Boss:
Date:
February 2020
MNDNR_GoNoGo_Checklist.doc
GO/ NO GO CHECKLIST: PRE-BURN, CREW BRIEFING, TEST FIRE and POST-BURN CHECKLIST
Prescribed Burn
Site Name:
Burn Unit:
Date:
YES
NO
Has the area (inside and outside the unit) experienced unusual drought conditions or does it
contain above-normal fuel loadings which were not considered in the prescription development? If
YES, go to question below.
If NO, continue with Section A.
If YES, have appropriate changes been made to plans for ignition, holding, mop-up, patrol, and
contingencies? If YES, continue with Section A. If NO, stop and consult with Supervisor and local
suppression lead.
A. PRE-BURN (Prior to Crew Briefing)
Fire Unit is as described in plan and copy of plan is on site.
Required firebreaks complete and are adequate for current and predicted conditions.
Qualified Burn Boss present, permits obtained. Give permit #’s:
Required number of crew present with required PPE.
Weather forecast obtained and within prescription. Long-range forecast checked for severe weather.
Official and neighbor notifications complete.
Required equipment for holding, weather monitoring, ignition and suppression is on-site and functioning.
Planned ignition and containment methods are appropriate for current and predicted conditions.
Planned contingencies and mop-up are appropriate for current and predicted conditions.
List of emergency phone numbers are with each resource.
Off-site contingency resources are confirmed operational and available.
The Probability of Ignition (PIG) is under 65% for the adjacent fuels or mitigation factors have been
implemented.
B. CREW BRIEFING
Each crew member has a map or reviewed a map (i.e. small, low complexity burns).
Each item below has been discussed with crew:
Crew has inspected and tested equipment.
Burn unit size and boundaries.
Burn unit hazards and safety issues, including LCES (refer to current IRPG)
Purpose of burn, current and expected weather, anticipated fire and smoke behavior.
Organization of crew and assignments.
Methods of ignition, holding, mop-up, communications (radio check, frequencies, etc).
Contact with the public; traffic concerns.
Location of main roads, vehicles, keys, and nearest phone.
Location of back-up equipment, supplies, and water.
Contingencies for escaped prescribed fire.
Planning for medical emergency (refer to current IRPG)
Wildland Urban Interface concerns.
Answer questions from crew.
Ask crew if they wish to “turn down” an assignment or participation in the burn (refer to current IRPG)
C.
TEST FIRE
On-site weather and fuel conditions are within prescription and consistent with forecast.
Test burn conducted; fire and smoke behavior within prescribed parameters.
D.
POST BURN CHECKLIST
Mop-up completed as described in burn plan.
Night patrol assigned, if needed.
Day shift assigned for days following burn, if needed.
Notifications of completed burn, if required (Escape burn report completed if necessary).
After Action Review (AAR) completed with crew.
Burn Boss sign and date form when burn is completed.
Burn Boss:
Date:
February 2020
MNDNR_GoNoGo_Checklist.doc