The 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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