MECHANIZED BASICS: Order, Transport and ICS

Basic training and plans are crucial for effective emergency response.  This axiom may be universally accepted, yet not well executed when requesting mechanized resources.  Learning from successful deployments is essential to advance our knowledge of available tools and practice with reliable expertise.   We easily focus on damage by the machines we use.  Yet, natural resource protection and improvements best accomplished with machinized options require focus on mechanical design, including machine capabilities and limitations. The following 3-part series of articles outline basic considerations for ordering and moving heavy equipment to where it is needed; in particular, forestry machines commonly used for …

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