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Create Agency Corrective Action

SAFENET ID:
20170921-0001        [Corrective Actions]
Event Start Date:
09/10/2017 1714
Event Stop Date:
 
Incident Name:
Caribou Fire
Fire Number:
MT-KNF-000174 
State:
Montana
Jurisdiction:
USFS
Local Unit:
Rexford Ranger District
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line
Stage of Incident:
Mop Up
Position Title:
Safety Officer 
Task:
Mop Up 
Management Level:
2
Resources Involved:
engine crew 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Equipment
Human Factors:
 
Other Factors:
 
Narrative
Describe in detail what happened including the concern or potential issue, the environment (weather, terrain, fire behavior, etc), and the resulting health issue.
An engine crew was assigned to mop up in the structure protection division. Numerous stump holes and ash pits had previously been identified and the IAP had highlighted this concern. One of the crew members, who was wearing mountaineering style boots rather than logger style, stepped into an ash pit. Due to the design of this style boot, hot materials were able to lodge in the back of the boot and melted some of the padding contributing to more severe burn injuries. It is believed that had the crew member been wearing logger style boots the injury could have been lessened or avoided all together.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
The safety concern for ash pits/stump holes was again addressed during the morning briefing.


Corrective Actions

20170921-0001-CA001

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