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metal plate image listing 4 core redbook topics: entrapment avoidance, current issues, other hazards & safety issues and fire shelterWildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher:

The Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) is a year-round program that provides training for wildland firefighters in order to maintain currency. WFSTAR is also a source to stay updated with relevant fire and safety topics.

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Avoiding Entrapmentsavoiding entrapments symbol Entrapment Avoidance

Use training and reference materials to study the risk management process as identified in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG) as appropriate to the participants, e.g., LCES, Standard Firefighting Orders, Watch Out Situations, Wildfire Decision Support System (WFDSS) direction, Fire Management Plan priorities, etc.

1994 South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain (part 1)


Current Issuescurrent issues symbol Current Issues

Review and discuss current topics which could be based on the new modules or areas of concern identified by your agency or geographic area. Review forecasts and assessments for the upcoming fire season and discuss implications for firefighter safety.

2016 Season Summary


Other Hazards and Safety Issuesother hazards and safety issues symbol Other Hazards and Safety Issues

Choose additional hazard and safety subjects, which may include SAFENET, current safety alerts, site/unit specific safety issues and hazards.

Another Tool in the Box -
Rappel Program Overview


Fire Shelterfire shelter symbol Fire Shelter

Review and discuss last resort survival including escape and fire shelter deployment site selection. Conduct "hands-on" fire shelter inspections. Practice shelter deployments in applicable crew/module configurations (wearing fireline personal protective equipment during fire shelter practice can enhance the learning experience for students).

New Generation Fire Shelter