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                                     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Duration: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed.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Superseded Document(s): by      5120 (Supplement 5100-2001-3, 9/27/2001)           4 Pages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DURATION: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed.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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