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Industrial Fire Precaution Information: 1 May 2020: Level 1
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.
Under IFPL 1, commercial operations, such as timber harvesting, conducted on forestlands will be required to have fire suppression equipment on the job site at all times, and a watchman must be provided.
The use of fire in any form will be prohibited
The use of power saws will be prohibited, except at loading sites, between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The use of cable yarders will be prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Blasting will be prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Welding or cutting of metal will be prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Additionally, commercial operators on forestlands are required to have fire suppression equipment on site and provide watchman service.
The following activities will be prohibited between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.:
Cable yarding, except gravity-operated logging systems employing non-motorized carriages which have all blocks and moving lines suspended 10 feet above the ground (does not apply to the line between the carriage and the chokers)
Power saws, except at loading sites and on tractor or skidder operations
Tractor/skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder, or shovel logging operations where tractors, skidders or other equipment with a blade capable of constructing fireline are immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start
Mechanized loading or hauling of any product or material
Welding or cutting of metal
Any spark-emitting operation not specifically mentioned
Additionally, all fires are prohibited, and commercial operators on forestlands are required to have fire suppression equipment on site and provide watchman service.
All operations are prohibited!
For more information about the Oregon Department of Forestry's fire season regulations, please call or visit the Southwest Oregon District unit office nearest to you:
Medford Unit, 5286 Table Rock Rd., Central Point. (541) 664-3328
Grants Pass Unit, 5375 Monument Dr., Grants Pass. (541) 474-3152
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