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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.

Oct 2019: - TNC Drip Torch safety standards added.
- Guideline on Documentation for TNC burns.
- Guideline on the use of Drone aircraft on TNC burns.
- In Personnel, direction on the Recertification of position currency after currency is lost from years of non-performance of the position.
June 2019: - TNC-only position Supervised Participant added to the Personnel section of this manual. Release added to Fire Legal page of Connect.
March 2019: - Links to NWCG web resources updated.
- L-180 course is required for RXCM and FFT2, but not included in the online version of the S-130 course. L-180 can be taken online through the NWCG link provided
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 October 10, 2019.

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