What is Patrol?

Patrol meaning in Safety terms is

  1. To travel over a given route to prevent, detect, and suppress fires. Includes interaction with the public for wildland fire prevention and educational purposes.
  2. To go back and forth vigilantly over a length of control line during and/or after construction to prevent breakovers, suppress spot fires, and extinguish overlooked hotspots.
  3. A person or group of persons who carry out patrol actions. 


reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group