Protecting Unit

What is Protecting Unit?

Protecting Unit meaning in Safety terms is

  • The entity responsible for providing direct incident management and services to a given area pursuant to its jurisdictional responsibility or as specified by law, contract or agreement.


    • Definition Extension: 1) Protection can be re-assigned by agreement; 2) The nature and extent of the incident determines protection (for example – Wildfire vs. All Hazard.)


reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group