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Fire Control
The Golden Hour for response to Medical Emergencies has it's direct counterpart in the Golden Hour to respond to wildfires.  Supression and Detection
When high fire danger conditions exist it is necessary to employ aggressive initial attack procedures.  When the Biscuit Fire was started by lightning there were extreme fire conditions.  The past experience of the Smokejumpers at the Cave Junction Base was that if initial attack did not begin within an hour after a fire started it would probably grow to project proportions.  The lookout stations in the Biscuit fire area had been abandoned and Smokejumpers were not prepositioned at the Cave Junction airport.  The Florence Creek component of the Biscuit Fire was not discovered until two days after the fire was ignited and initial attack did not begin until the third day.
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