Fire Manager’s Handbook on Veld and Forest Fires

SAIF Fire Handbook cover very LRThe SAIF, in conjunction with William C Teie, published the 2nd edition of the Fire Managers Handbook on Veld and Forest Fires in 2009. Tiaan Pool of NMMU Saasveld edited the Handbook.

The Handbook offers the user a thorough understanding of the numerous complicated principles and procedures to ensure safe and effective forest fire fighting. Knowledge to be gained from the Handbook includes: how to predict fire behaviour; control line construction; proper use of water; incident command and organisation; how to use aircraft; how to protect structures during a major wildfire and most of all, how to fight a wildfire safely.

The key topics include:

  • Fire weather
  • Topography and fuels
  • Fire behaviour
  • Fire line safety
  • Fire prevention and protection
  • Fire suppression strategies
  • Use of fire fighting resources
  • Structure protection
  • Fire organisation and management
  • Prescribed fire management
  • The National Veld and Forest Fire Act

Be prepared for the upcoming winter fire season.

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