All prescribed fire applicants must attach a prescribed fire plan and a portfolio of experience showing qualification to manage a project with the complexity rating of the submitted prescribed fire plan at least 45 days prior to ignition and no more than 1 year in advance of the planned burn(s). This plan must be approved by the AFD Wildfire Division prior to any burn activity. A template for prescribed fire plans can be found at: Interagency Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Guide, PMS 484
All activity on site must be in compliance with the currently adopted version of the International Fire Code as well as the Texas Local Government Code, Austin City Charter, Texas Clean Air Act, Texas Administration Code, Texas Natural Code and all other applicable codes, laws, and ordinances in effect at the site.
Applicants must understand and comply with all requirements in the Austin Fire Department Wildfire Division Prescribed Fire Handbook.
Prescribed fire plans will include a fire complexity analysis to identify values, risks, mitigation measures, and the technical difficulty of implementation actions to be addressed in the prescribed fire plan. This complexity analysis process may be used to determine the organizational capabilities needed to safely achieve the objectives specified in the prescribed fire plan. A template for complexity analysis is found in NWCG PMS 424-1.