Lions River Fire Protection Association

Fire Danger Rating Index: Know your FDI before you burn! PDF Print E-mail

Fire Alert Stages
Blue Green Yellow Orange Red
Fire Danger Index
0 - 20
21 -45
45 - 60 61 - 75
76 - 100
Fire Behavior SAFE MODERATE
Dangerous VERY DANGEROUS
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
Flame Lengths (m) 0 - 1 1 - 1.2
1.2 - 1.8 1.8 - 2.4 2.4+

Fire Control Guide - Contact LRFPA or Firehawk to attain the latest information regarding the fire danger index  BEFORE YOU BURN

Should a WEATHER WARNING be issued by SAWS it is ILLEGAL TO LIGHT ANY FIRE IN THE OPEN AIR

Low fire hazard - Controlled burning operations can normally be executed with a reasonable degree of safety Although controlled burning operations can be done without creating a fire, care must be taken when burning on exposed, dry slopes. Keep a constant watch for unexpected wind speed and direction changes Controlled burning is not recommended when the FDI exceeds 45. Aircraft should be called in at the early stages of a fire. NO CONTROLLED BURNING OF ANY NATURE should take place. Careful note should be taken of any sign of smoke anywhere - especially on the up-wind side of any plantation. Any fire that occurs should be attacked with the maximum force at hand, including all available aircraft at the time. ABSOLUTELY NO BURNING - All personnel and equipment should be removed from field. Fire teams, labour and equipment are to be placed on full stand-by. At the first sign of smoke, every possible measure should be taken in order to bring fire under control in the shortest possible time. All available aircraft are to be called without delay.

 
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