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Video: Prescribed Fire Planning

https://youtu.be/796DtKJzM_o Restoring our dry, fire-adapted forests in Central Oregon is a multi-step process carried out over many years and requiring collaboration among a diverse team of forest scientists, fire experts, loggers, community leaders, and volunteers. Before every Prescribed Fire, we do the work. Prescribed fire, also known as prescribed or controlled burning, is the final…
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Video: Meet the Crew

https://youtu.be/08e-8A3gqik Once the initial forest restoration steps have been completed, and the forest is ready for prescribed fire, now it’s time to organize the many fire professionals and equipment needed to safely conduct a prescribed burn. The Burn Boss oversees all aspects of the prescribed fire, from writing the prescribed burn plan that describes every…
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Video: The day-of a Prescribed Fire

https://youtu.be/7Ie7On8H4LU Today’s the day! The staging area is bustling with activity as fire engines, water trucks, and fire professionals arrive and begin to assemble and ready their gear, tools, and equipment. The Burn Boss has been hard at work since early in the morning finalizing burn day preparations, confirming weather and smoke dispersion forecasts, and…
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Video: Mop it Up

https://youtu.be/5B2PJwGtlH8 The final piece of ensuring safe and controlled prescribed fire involves all the personnel on hand, including both the ignitions and holding crew, who continue to patrol the prescribed fire perimeter and perform “mop-up” into the afternoon and evening. Mop-up involves the use of hand tools and fire engines using hoses and water to…
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