Develop and analyse the behaviour and suppression options for a Level 2 wildfire

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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Analyse factors impacting on the spread and behaviour of an intermediate wildfire and develop an incident prediction

1.1 Information on the current and future fire spread and fire behaviour is collected from a range of sources and recorded.

1.2 Analysis is conducted using consideration offuels and fuel assessment, weather analysis, the effects of topography and likely resultant fire behaviour.

1.3 Fire prediction toolsand references are effectively utilised in the analysis of fire spread and behaviour.

1.4 Results of the fire behaviour analysis are validated against fire observations as they become available.

2. Develop maps and data, and maintain associated information regarding projected fire spread and behaviour

2.1 Necessary map information and data is prepared.

2.2 Fire spread and behaviour projections are developed in a manner appropriate to the incident.

2.3 Use of the information in planning the control of the incident is facilitated through quality, timeliness and presentation of the information.

2.4 Fire spread and fire behaviour projections are updated as new weather and fire information becomes available.

3. Analyse and communicate key risks of the projected fire spread and behaviour

3.1 Site information is sought from agency databases or experts.

3.2 Area and timing of potential future impact of the fire is projected.

3.3 Key risks of the fire to human, economic and environmental assets are considered.

3.4 Fire and weather are monitored to assess if or when fire danger is likely to suddenly increase.

4. Prepare and analyse a range of fire suppression options consistent with incident objectives

4.1 Range of options with an analysis of probable level of success and consequences of failure is prepared for consideration by the Incident Management Team.

4.2 Time available and the threshold fire behaviour for which each strategy and tactic is likely to be effective are considered.

4.3 Projected changes to or variation in fire behaviour conditions (due to fuel, weather, topography, fire size) are considered.

4.4 Advice and analysis are provided to the Incident Management Team to assist in development of strategies and fallback strategies.