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Fire Danger Matrix

Focusing on fire prevention and protection.

Matrix of fire danger ratings and descriptions

Fire Danger Ratings
Fire Danger RatingWind ParametersShot, Burn ActivityConstruction SitesFuels MitigationSpark Producing ActivitiesNon-
Motorized Activities
Red Flag   PROHIBITED: Approved with Restrictions:
Approved Hazard Control Plan
PROHIBITED: PROHIBITED: Approved with Restrictions:
Two-way Communications Management Accountability
Extreme *<10 mph Approved with Restrictions:
Follow mitigation requirements listed in the approved burn plan or DX Shot Mitigation Procedure.
Approved with Restrictions:
Approved Hazard Control Plan
Approved with Restrictions:
Approved Communications Plan
Approved Fire Suppression plan
Field Activities must be approved by line management.
Approved with Restrictions:
Spark or Flame Permit
Two-Way Communications
Field Activities must be approved by line management.
**No Off-Road Driving
Approved with Restrictions:
Two-Way Communications
Field Activities must be approved by line management.
Very High *<10 mph Approved with Restrictions:
Follow mitigation requirements listed in the approved burn plan or DX Shot Mitigation Procedure.
Approved with Restrictions:
Approved Hazard Control Plan
Approved with Restrictions:
Approved Communications Plan
Approved Fire Suppression plan
Field Activities must be approved by line management.
Approved with Restrictions:
Spark or Flame Permit
Two-Way Communications
Field Activities must be approved by line management.
Approved with Restrictions:
Field Activities must be approved by line management.
High *<10 mph Approved with Restrictions:
Follow mitigation requirements listed in the approved burn plan or DX Shot Mitigation Procedure.
Approved with Restrictions:
Approved Hazard Control Plan
Approved with Restrictions:
Two-Way Communications
Field Activities must be approved by line management.
Approved with Restrictions:
Spark or Flame Permit
Field Activities must be approved by line management.
Approved
Moderate *<20 mph Approved with Restrictions:
Follow mitigation requirements listed in the approved burn plan or DX Shot Mitigation Procedure.
Approved with Restrictions:
Approved Hazard Control Plan
Approved with Restrictions:
Two-Way Communications
Field Activities must be approved by line management.
Approved with Restrictions:
Spark or Flame Permit
Approved
Low *<20 mph Approved with Restrictions:
Follow mitigation requirements listed in the approved burn plan or DX Shot Mitigation Procedure.
Approved with Restrictions:
Approved Hazard Control Plan
Approved with Restrictions:
Two-Way Communications
Field Activities must be approved by line management.
Approved with Restrictions:
Spark or Flame Permit
Approved

*Wind speed in excess of the listed speed would cause the Fire Danger Rating to advance to the next higher level.
**Road: For purposes of this document, a road must be improved by either pavement or base course; a two-wheel rut path is not considered a road.

Notes: Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty are exempt from this procedure. Wind data is standardized using the LANL Weather Machine, Tower 6 postings.


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