Single Personnel Assignments
(1)Single employee assignments such as watchers, security and forest patrol personnel may take appropriate action to contain, control or extinguish a fire upon discovery only when:
(a)They have first reported the fire, described their intended fire suppression activities, and agreed on a checking system as required by OAR 437-007-0210 (Checking System); and
(b)Their fire suppression activities are consistent with firefighter training and safety; and
(c)There is an escape route to a safety zone that will not be cut off if the fire increases in size or changes direction.
(2)A competent person must ensure that watchers, security and forest patrol personnel, and other single employee assignment personnel who are expected to perform fire suppression activities:
(a)Have received Basic Wildland Fire Safety Training as required by OAR 437-007-1325 (Training); and
(b)Are qualified in the operation of assigned fire suppression machines, equipment, and use of fire fighting tools; and
(c)Are advised of the requirements of OAR 437-007-1315 (Single Personnel Assignments)(1) and other job site conditions, known by the employer, which could affect the extent of their fire suppression activities; and
(d)Are physically capable of performing assigned fire suppression activities as required by OAR 437-007-1310 (Personnel Assignments)(1).
Rule 437-007-1315 — Single Personnel Assignments,