Personal Preparation
•    Successfully complete Wildfire Resource Advisor (READ) training.
•    Successfully complete Incident Qualification certification (“red card”) including work capacity or “pack” test.
•    Maintain physical fitness for working on fire lines.

Response Team Preparation
•    Identify likely first responders to a fire incident.
•    Develop and provide park-specific cultural resource protection training to local fire fighters.

Park Preparation
•    Identify, document and update records, including GIS layers, on cultural resources that have potential to be adversely affected by fire (ASMIS, CLI, LCS, etc.).
•    Ensure that the Cultural Resources Management Plan is complete and up to date.
•    Develop response kit and protocols for use.
•    Recommendations for protecting resources before, during, and after fires, including descriptions of desired conditions.
•    Contact information for people to be notified in the case of a fire.
•    Procedures for ensuring the security of sensitive information to be shared with fire responders.
•    Develop notification lists and procedures the event of structural or wildfire. These lists should include contact information for key stakeholders, SHPOs and THPOs, READs, and park cultural resource staff.  They should identify at what point in the fire management process these people should be contacted.
•    Ensure that cultural resources are considered in the development of the Structural and/or Wild Fire Management Plans. <links to checklist for development of CR in FMP, guidance section “Park Cultural Resources and the Development of  Wild Fire Management Plans; Park Cultural Resources and the Development of  Wild Fire Management Plans.”>

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