Overview of the Scout position
The Scout Operational Unit is in command of the Evac Scene and is responsible for the safety of all personnel at the Evac Scene. A Scout Operational Unit has at least 2 personnel with at least one of them being trained to the Operation Level.
The Scout Operational Unit is usually the first personnel into the field so they can gather information on the Fire situation. Scouts will evaluate properties prior to bring in Evac personnel for necessity and safety. During an Evac, Scouts fill the Lookout and Safety Officer positions and are in Command of the Evac.
Scouts receive more Wildland Fire Training than any other Evac Unit. Scout Training follows NFPA, NWCG and AFR Standards. In addition to ICS FEMA Classes, S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire and annual Rt-130 that all Evac personnel should take. The Distant Learning AFR Scout Training classes are listed below.
AFR Scout Classes
PMS 405-1 Burn Over and Fatality Report
AFR Incident Briefing Sheet Used to collect daily briefing info
Scout Task Book (AFR SDHS 8-2021) This Task Book was built by AFR for SDHS
Scout SOP 8-3-2021 This Scout SOP was built by AFR for SDHS
ICS 214 Southern Fire 05-01-2021 Scout 1 Original (Completed Sample 214 Form)