(1)The employer and/or their authorized representative must ensure that all personnel who may be called upon to do wildland fire suppression and/or prescribed fire activities receive Basic Wildland Fire Safety Training as follows:
(a)Once a year, between January 1 and the legal declaration of fire season, for personnel who are employed at the time training is presented.
(b)Newly hired and/or reassigned personnel who have not received Basic Wildland Fire Safety Training must be trained within 17 days of being assigned or dispatched to wildland fire suppression or prescribed fire activities. In the interim, they may perform wildland fire suppression, or prescribed fire activities provided they work under the direct supervision of a competent person who must:
(A)Brief personnel (prior to starting fire suppression or prescribed fire activities) about the escape route(s), safety zone(s), anticipated fire activity, and what to do if they get separated from the competent person; and
(B)Provide continuous on-the-job supervision; and
(C)Provide on-the-job fire safety training; and
(D)Supervise no more than 5 untrained personnel.
(2)Basic Wildland Fire Safety Training must:
(a)Be presented by a qualified person; and
(b)Provide instruction and training on the curriculum outline in Appendix 7-C; and [Appendix not included. See ED. NOTE.]
(c)Be presented in a language and manner that the employee(s) is able to understand.
(3)The employer must keep a current written record of Basic Wildland Fire Safety Training for each employee.
(4)Personnel who are issued fire shelters must receive instructions from a qualified person prior to issue, and at least once a year thereafter, on:
(a)How to inspect and care for the shelter; and
(b)How, when and where to deploy the shelter; and
(c)What a person needs to do in the deployed shelter.
Rule 437-007-1325 — Training,