EC90-121 Conducting a Prescribed Burn And Prescribed Burning Checklist

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Masters, Robert A.; Stritzke, Robert; Waller, Steven S.
EC90-121; Conducting a Prescribed Burn; prescribed burn; burn; burning; grass; grassland; fuel; legal obligations; equipment; fireguard construction; fireguard; construction; ignition techniques; smoke management; smoke; personnel requirements; water pumper; weather kit; ignition devices; fire behavior; torches; drip torches; checklist; extension circular; extension publication; Agriculture; Curriculum and Instruction
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This circular is a guide to prescribed burning of grassland (low-volatile) fuels. However, it cannot replace actual burning experiences. Prescribed burning is dangerous in the hands of the inexperienced and incompletely experienced person who may become over-confident and inadvertently let a fire escape. A beginner should participate in a number of prescribed burns under the supervision of an experienced person. One must learn to evaluate how weather, fuel and topography interact to influence fire behavior before accepting the responsibility of conducting a prescribed burn.