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Industrial Fire Precaution Levels

   
Level I Closed Season - Fire precaution requirements are in effect. A Fire Watch/Security is required at this and all higher levels unless otherwise waived.
Level II Partial Hootowl - The following may operate only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time:
  • power saws except at loading sites;
  • cable yarding;
  • blasting;
  • welding or cutting of metal.
Level III Partial Shutdown - the following are prohibited except as indicated:

  • cable yarding - except that gravity operated logging systems employing nonmotorized carriages may operate between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. when all blocks and moving lines are suspended 10 feet above the ground except the line between the carriage and the chokers.
  • power saws - except power saws may be used at loading sites and on tractor/skidder operations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time.

In addition, the following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time:

  • 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 other spark emitting operation not specifically mentioned.
Level IV General Shutdown - All operations are prohibited.
 

NOTE: 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 Current IFPL can be found on the MICC Fire Intelligence Report