The fundamentals of wildfire control

There are 3 primary control tactics

A. suppress the fire very quickly - attack the fire in 5 to 20 minutes
- prevent the fire spreading beyond maybe 1 acre

B. keep fire away from homes - flood a neighborhood with engines and
knock down flames as they approach homes

C. after the fire front has passed thru a neighborhood, maintain
enough engines in the neighborhood to control any building fires that
sprout to life


Yes - that is very simplistic - but it might be useful for ICs to keep
these 3 tactics in mind

In fact - it might be useful to have 3 sectors on every wildfire -
direct attack + interface protection + followup protection

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