INDUSTRIAL FIRE PRECAUTION LEVELS (IFPLs)

IFPL 1: FIRE SEASON 

Fire season requirements are in effect. In addition to other fire prevention measures, a Firewatch is required at this and all higher levels unless otherwise waived.

IFPL 2: LIMITED SHUTDOWN

The following may operate only between the hours of 8 P.M. and 1 P.M.: •Power saws except at loading sites; •Feller-bunchers with rotary head saws; •Cable yarding; •Blasting; •Welding, cutting, or grinding of metal.

IFPL 3: RESTRICTED SHUTDOWN

The following is prohibited except as indicated: •Cable yarding - except that gravity operated logging systems employing non-motorized carriages or approved motorized carriages (defined below), 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 and during rigging. The following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8 P.M. and 1 P.M. where mechanized equipment capable of con- structing fire line is immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start: •Ground-based operations (defined below); •Power saws on ground-based operations; •Rotary head saw feller-bunchers with a continuous Firewatch; •Non-rotary head saw feller-bunchers; •Tethered logging systems (defined below). The following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8 P.M. and 1 P.M.: •Power saws at loading sites; •Loading or hauling of any product or material; •Blasting; •Welding, cutting, or grinding of metal; •Any other spark emitting operation not specifically mentioned.

IFPL 4: COMPLETE 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 IFPL system. Under IFPL III, all trucks must be loaded and leaving the loading site no later than 1 P.M.

FIRE WATCH:
Pursuant to
ORS 477.665 and
OAR 629-43-003 (1)(a)

Effective 01/01/222, a fire watch waiver (during closed fire season) is issued for all lands under the jurisdictional protection of the Douglas Forest Protective Association within the Douglas District. The District Fire Warden has determined that a fire watch shall be on duty for the following periods: DURING IFPL 1: 1 HOUR DURING IFPL 2: 2 HOURS DURING IFPL 3: 2 HOURS A person performing fire watch service must constantly observe the operation area during any breaks in operation activity and after the power driven machinery had been shut down for the day. By written order, the full 3-hour watch period for Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (IFPL) may be reinstated if, in the judgement of the District Fire Warden, conditions so warrant. These fire watch periods are the minimum required by the Douglas District, pursuant to state law. Individual landowners have the authority to require longer fire watch periods than those set by the District.

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