COVID-19 Lessons and Insights from the July Complex on the Modoc National Forest   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Background: "The July Complex on the Modoc National Forest was the first Type 1 federal wildfire incident in California this year. Four separate lightning-caused fires comprised this complex. Suppression resources starting responding to these fires on July 22. Initially, a Type 2 Incident Management Team [IMT] was ordered and was on scene for two weeks. At the height of this incident's complexity, the Type 2 IMT was supplemented with a Type 1 IMT Command and General Staff for five days. At the peak of the July Complex's fire activity, approximately 2,000 resources were assigned to this incident--all of whom would need to be managed and guided in the proper mitigations for limiting the potential transmission of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. The July Complex burned approximately 83,000 acres, including private land and lands administered by: the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A traditional Forest location for the Incident Command Post was established, as well as two spike camps."

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