Coos Forest Protective Association
Industrial Fire Precaution Levels


Industrial Fire Precaution Levels - (Descriptions)

I. Closed Season

Fire season requirements are in effect. In addition to other fire prevention measures, a Fire Watch is required at this and all higher levels unless otherwise waived.

II. Partial Hootowl

The following may operate only between the hours of 8 P.M. and 1 P.M.

III. Partial Shutdown

The following are prohibited except as indicated:

In addition, the following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8 P.M. and 1 P.M.:

IV. General Shutdown

All operations are prohibited.

Where hauling involves transit through more than one shutdown/regulated use area, the precaution level at the woods loading site shall govern the level of haul restriction, unless otherwise prohibited by other than the industrial precaution level system.

NOTE: The IFPL system does not apply on lands protected by ODF east of the summit of the Cascades.

The following definitions shall apply to these industrial fire precaution levels:

Loading sites: A place where any product or material (including, but not limited to logs, firewood, slash, soil, rock, poles, etc.) is placed in or upon a truck or other vehicle.

Cable yarding system: A yarding system employing cables, and winches in a fixed position.

Low hazard area: Any area where the responsible agency representative (WDNR, ODF, USFS, BIA, BLM) determines the combination of the elements reduces the probability of a fire starting and/or spreading.

Closed season (Fire precautionary period): that season of the year when a fire hazard exists as declared by the responsible agency official.

Waivers, written in advance, may be used for any and all activities.
Activities for which waivers may be issued include, but are not limited to: