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Industrial Fire Precaution Information: 1 May 2020: Level 1

2020: ODF-SWO:

   IFPL

      "IFPL I".

  • 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.


      "IFPL II".
  • 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.


      "IFPL III".
  • 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
  • Blasting
  • 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.


      "IFPL IV".
  • 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

Fire season information is also available online at:

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8677 E. Evans Creek Road
Rogue River, Oregon
97537
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