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20170405-0001        [Corrective Actions]
Event Start Date:
04/03/2017 1200
Event Stop Date:
04/05/2017 1300 
Incident Name:
FI-210 Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination class
Fire Number:
Local Unit:
Red Rock Fire Station
Incident Type:
Incident Activity:
Support, Readiness/Preparedness
Stage of Incident:
Position Title:
class member 
cause and origin training 
Management Level:
Resources Involved:
Instructors and class memebers 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Environmental, Human Factors
Human Factors:
Risk Assessment  
Other Factors:
Describe in detail what happened including the concern or potential issue, the environment (weather, terrain, fire behavior, etc), and the resulting health issue.
In the past month there has been an increase in moisture in the red rock area due to recent rains. These recent rains have over flowed the leach field at The Red Rock Fire station leaving behind fecal residue on top of and in the dirt causing lots of grass to grow. During the FI-210 Wildland Fire Origin and cause Determination class starting on 04/03/2017 the class had to be moved from The Red Rock Fire Station due to the Leach field over flowing, it was moved to a local casino. The Instructs ask me where was the best spot for test burns and they were warned about the over flowing leach field and were given other options for areas. The class moved to The Red Rock Fire Station in Southern Nevada the instructors needed to burn test plots for the class the only area that had been deemed to have suitable grass was on top of the leach field for the Red Rock Fire Station. The instructors were warned of possible Fecal contamination again and to not do the test plots on top of the leach filed. The instructors continued the class on top of the leach field.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
I warned the instructors numerous time about the possible fecal contamination. The instructors refused to listen to me, the only way to make it safe for myself was to take myself out of that portion of the class. I then reported it to my direct supervisor.

Corrective Actions


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