Incident Protocol

Firewise Videos for Fire and Emergency Personnel

Useful video library on the topic of wildfire preparedness. Includes videos on using water effectively in the WUI, structure protection strategies in the WUI, understanding fire behavior in the WUI, and more. 

FEMA ICS Resource Center

"The Incident Command System (ICS) is an incident management approach that allows for the integration of resources within a common organizational structure; and enables a coordinated response among all agencies."

USFA Fire Department Operations, Management, Safety

"The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) sponsors research and conducts studies to support emergency responder health and safety and help fire departments prepare for and respond to fire, natural disasters, non-fire emergencies, and other threats and vulnerabilities."

Firewise Firefighter Safety Online Course

“The Firefighter Safety Series is a multipart information package from the National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Program. It addresses problems faced by structural and wildland firefighters when fighting fires, especially those threatening structures in the wildland/urban interface. An important goal is to improve knowledge of firefighter safety and survival issues.”

National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)

“This Web site provides system resources and an overview of the standard national reporting system used by U.S. fire departments to report fires and other incidents to which they respond and to maintain records of these incidents in a uniform manner. The site also includes information on training, technical support, and information for vendors who develop NFIRS-compatible software programs.”

EMS Safety: Techniques and Applications

“This manual on Emergency Medical Services Safety has been developed to assist EMS providers in the reduction of line-of-duty injuries, illnesses and fatalities. It provides a framework for developing programs that will create an appropriate margin of health and safety during the performance of their duties.”

Voice Radio Communications Guide for the Fire Service

"This manual is written as an introduction to a variety of fire department
communications topics. It is intended to provide a wide fire service audience with a
minimum level of familiarity with communications basics: hardware issues, policy and
procedures issues, and human resource issues."

DOFAW Operational Policy Handbook for Wildland Fire Control

"This handbook presents fundamental information for the control of wildland fire burning in vegetative fuels. It includes necessary useful information on safe procedures, practices, organization and management, as well as other topics that are essential for the safe and successful prevention and control of wildland fires, as authorized under Chapter 185 (Land Fire Protection Law, Hawaii Revised Statutes)."