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6 minutes for safety


A daily safety briefing for wildland fire that focuses on high risk events found within a firefighter's scope of work that are performed on an infrequent basis. Also know as Six Minutes for Safet [..]
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abort area


A designated area where unused quantities of water or fire retardant may be jettisoned, usually to permit an air tanker to land with less than a full load. 
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abort


To jettison a load of water or retardant from an aircraft, or terminate a preplanned aircraft maneuver. 
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above ground level


Term frequently used in aviation operations, usually in connection with a stated altitude. 
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absolute humidity


Total amount of water vapor in the air. 
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absorption


Act of soaking up and retaining a gas in liquid or in a solid; also retention of radiant energy. 
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accelerant


Material (usually a flammable liquid) used to initiate or increase the spread of a fire. 
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acceptable fire risk


The potential fire loss a community is willing to accept rather than provide resources to reduce such losses. 
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accessibility burn


The burning of understory prior to the sale of forest products to improve the efficiency of timber marking and harvesting.
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action plan


Any tactical plan developed by any element of ICS in support of the incident action plan. see also: Incident Action Plan
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