Fire Management Handbook
FWS Fire Management Handbook
The FWS Fire Management Handbook is a program reference guide that documents the standards for operational procedures and practices for fire management activities in the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These standards and practices are based on current Service, Departmental, and Interagency policy, and are intended to provide program guidance to ensure safe, efficient, and effective wildland fire operations.
The Fire Management Handbook is formatted similarly to the Redbook which should be familiar to all involved in fire management. To minimize duplication, the Fire Management Handbook references, instead of restating, supplemental guidance in the Redbook and other policy and guidance documents.
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|FWS Fire Management Handbook Preface|
|Summary of 2020 Fire Management Handbook Changes|
|Table of Contents|
|List of Acronyms|
|Links for Managers|
|Chapter 1 Federal Wildland Fire Policy and Guidance Overview|
|Chapter 2 - Left Intentionally Blank|
|Chapter 3 - Left Intentionally Blank|
|Chapter 4 FWS Program Organization and Responsibilities|
|Chapter 5 - Left Intentionally Blank|
|Chapter 6 - Left Intentionally Blank|
|Chapter 7 Safety|
|Chapter 8 Interagency Coordination and Cooperation|
|Chapter 9 Planning|
|Chapter 10 Preparedness|
|Chapter 11 Incident Management|
|Chapter 12 Suppression Chemicals and Delivery Systems|
|Chapter 13 Training and Qualifications|
|Chapter 14 Firefighting Equipment|
|Chapter 15 Communications|
|Chapter 16 Aviation Operations and Resources|
|Chapter 17 Prescribed Fire and Fuels Mgt.|
|Chapter 18 Reviews, Investigations and Analyses|
|Chapter 19 Dispatch and Coordination|