Point/Zone Protection

What is Point/Zone Protection?

Point/Zone Protection meaning in Safety terms is

  • A wildfire response strategy which protects specific assets or highly valued resources from the wildfire without directly halting the continued spread of the wildfire. 

     

    • Definition Extension:  1) Points or zones being protected may be communities, individual structures, areas of high resource value, etc.  2) Continued wildfire spread may be desirable in order to achieve management objectives or may be inevitable due to extreme burning conditions, safety concerns, or other limitations.  
    • See also: MonitoringConfineContainedSuppression

 

reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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