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Recent changes to the Fire Management Manual

This page documents changes made in the Fire Management Manual within the last three years.

Feb 2018: - Protective or natural fiber clothing required under Nomex outerwear.
- Added Safety reference for high Heat Index working conditions.
Oct 2017:- Clarified fire extinguisher specifications for ATV/UTV Safety.
- Training class RX-410 Smoke Management Techniques required for all new RXB2 Burn Boss positions certified after 1 October 2017, following change in NWCG 310-1 standard.
July 2017:- Updated links on every page of the fire manual.
- Clarified sections of administrative Special Situations.
- Simplified the Planning section of the fire manual.
Dec 2016:- Added Burn Boss Refresher requirement to RXB1, RXB2 and RXB3 positions.
- Added the requirement of having Fire Extinguishers on vehicles.
- Added Fire Shelter Deployment as a type of reportable incident.
- Updated running type of fitness test parameters.
Last updated February 5, 2018.

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