One Lick Method

What is One Lick Method?

One Lick Method meaning in Safety terms is

  • A progressive system of building a fireline on a wildfire without changing relative positions in the line. Each worker does one to several “licks”, or strokes, with a given tool and then moves forward a specified distance to make room for the worker behind.


reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group