Vehicle Safety

  • Once the fire starts, do not turn vehicle or pump off.
  • Turn headlights on.
  • Do not drive too fast along firebreaks, even if going to an escaped fire. Remember there are other personnel working there also.
  • Do not drive into areas of thick smoke. Think about who or what may be in it or on the other side?
  • Make sure hoses, nozzles, and equipment are secure in the back of the truck.

E-1010 Oklahoma Prescribed Burning Handbook - Vehicle Safety

Do not drive too fast along firebreaks, even if going to an escaped fire. Remember other personnel are working there as well.