What to do if your pants are on fire

The U.S. Forest Service’s Technology and Development Program has produced a three-minute video on what wildland firefighters should do if fuel from a drip torch ignites their pants during an ignition operation.

The short version is, stop-drop-and-roll does not rapidly extinguish burning fuel. They recommend, either use water or drop the pants to the ground.

Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Eric.
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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills.

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