Documents & Publications

These documents and publications provide standards, establish common terminology and definitions, and identify planning and implementation procedures for the use of prescribed fire in Pennsylvania, specifying what is minimally acceptable. Organizations may choose to establish additional standards and policy direction, but they must adhere to–and cannot modify–these minimums.

An outdoor location undergoing a prescribed burn

Documents

DEP Air Quality Contacts 2022

Contact information for the six regional air quality directors as well as information on the Air Quality Index (AQI) ratings and the associated AirNow website.

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Prescribed Burning Practices Act

Regulating prescribed burning practices, providing for the powers and duties of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Protection, and establishing certain immunities.

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Prescribed Fire Standards 2022

Provides standards, establishes common terminology and definitions, and identifies planning and implementation procedures for the use of prescribed fire in Pennsylvania.

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Task Books

PA-FFT1

Pennsylvania Task Book for the Position of: FIREFIGHTER TYPE 1 (PA-FFT1).

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PA-FIRB

Pennsylvania Task Book for the Position of: FIRING BOSS (PA-FIRB).

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PA-ICT4

Pennsylvania Task Book for the Position of: INCIDENT COMMANDER TYPE 4 (PA-ICT4).

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PA-RXB1

Pennsylvania Task Book for the Positions of: PRESCRIBED FIRE BURN BOSS TYPE 2 (PA-RXB2), PRESCRIBED FIRE BURN BOSS TYPE 1 (PA-RXB1).

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PA-RXB1

Pennsylvania Task Book for the Positions of: PRESCRIBED FIRE BURN BOSS TYPE 2 (PA-RXB2), PRESCRIBED FIRE BURN BOSS TYPE 1 (PA-RXB1).

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PA-RXB2

Pennsylvania Task Book for the Positions of: PRESCRIBED FIRE BURN BOSS TYPE 2 (PA-RXB2).

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PA Burn Plan Template

Official Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire burn plan template.

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