5120 Page 1 of 2 FOREST SERVICE MANUAL NORTHERN REGION (REGION 1) MISSOULA, MT 5100 – FIRE MANAGEMENT CHAPTER 5120 – PREPAREDNESS Supplement No.: R1 5100-2003-2 Effective Date: June 10, 2003 Duration: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed. Approved: CINDY S. SWANSON FOR Date Approved: 05/20/2003 BRADLEY E. POWELL Regional Forester Posting Instructions: Supplements are numbered consecutively by Title and calendar year. Post by document; remove entire document and replace it with this supplement. Retain this transmittal as the first page(s) of this document. The last supplement to this title was 5100-2001-8 to FSM 5190. New Document(s): 5120 2 Pages Superseded Document(s): by 5120 (Supplement 5100-2001-3, 9/27/2001) 4 Pages Issuance Number and Effective Date Digest: 5126.1 – Responsibility for signing Form PMS 310-3 (Red Card) is found in FSH 5109.17, Fire and Aviation Management Qualifications Handbook, section 22.04. R1 SUPPLEMENT 5100-2001-2 5120 EFFECTIVE DATE: 06/10/2003 Page 2 of 2 DURATION: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed. FSM 5100 – FIRE MANAGEMENT CHAPTER 5120 - PREPAREDNESS 5121.13 - Preparedness Actions Forest Supervisors shall conduct fire preparedness reviews on each District by July 15, annually. The Regional Fire Staff shall assist in preparedness checks if requested by the Forest. Document preparedness reviews and submit a copy of review to the Regional Director, Fire, Aviation and Air Management. Regional Foresters will schedule preparedness visits annually to selected Forests on a rotating basis. 5121.2 - Fire Management Plan Forest Supervisors are responsible for preparing a Fire Management Plan. This plan is the vehicle for implementing Forest Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMP) direction. Update Fire Management Plans annually to reflect current LRMP Plan direction and the latest National direction and terminology. Submit updated Fire Management Plan to Director, Fire, Aviation and Air Management by June 1annually. 5125 - FIRE WEATHER FORECASTING AND MONITORING 5125.1 - Fire Weather Stations Forest Supervisors shall maintain and operate fire weather stations in accordance with Geographic Area plans and operating guides. 5126 - PREPAREDNESS TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS 5126.04a - Field Units Forest Supervisors are responsible for completing a training needs assessment and training program in cooperation with other agencies and cooperators.
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