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.L.C.E.S.

Wildfire tragedies are recorded every year. These are made especially sad when nothing more than trees, brush and people's houses are at stake. Decisions made by firefighters can prevent fire entrapments. The L.C.E.S. checklist is the cornerstone of the 10 standard firefighting-orders and 18 watch-outs observed by firefighters.

LOOKOUTS
COMMUNICATION
Informed and reliable lookouts are in contact with crew and adjoining resources.
Strategies, tactics, hazards, escape plans and weather conditions/forecasts are understood
Realistic escape routes for large groups of people in a big hurry are established
A safety zone is large enough to keep all firefighters out of fire shelters and danger.
ESCAPE
SAFETY

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