An article about some important principles of fireline construction.
A website that provides links of several examples of fireline construction.
Pictures of how Alaska's firefighting poses unique challenges.
Pictures of firefighters working on fireline construction in the night.
Pictures of smoke jumpers building fireline.
Pictures of jumpers work to contain a fire in a night time.
Pictures of firefighters constructing fireline. The safest method of building fireline is directly on the fire's edge.
Pictures of firefighters in the fireline.
An article that describes fireline construction. Firelines are wider at the head of the fire than along the flanks when they can be constructed safely.
An article that discusses fireline. Constructing a fireline cuts off the supply of fuels. The objective is to remove or to reduce the flammable materials that allow the fire to build up in intensity or continue to spread. The success of initial attack is often very dependent on how skillfully the line is located and constructed so that the fire cannot cross it.