Mitigation Actions

What is Mitigation Actions?

Mitigation Actions meaning in Safety terms is

  • Actions that are implemented to reduce or eliminate (mitigate) risks to persons, property or natural resources. These actions can include mechanical and physical tasks, specific fire applications, and limited suppression actions. Mitigation actions may include: fireline construction, fuel treatments and reductions, fuel breaks or barriers around critical or sensitive sites or resources, and creating “black lines” through the use of controlled burnouts to limit fire spread and behavior.


reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group