Warning: Your “To Do” list is about to grow.
There’s a brand new NWCG publication on “Standards for Transporting Fuel”: https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/442. Go through this super informative pub and study its standards and various insights. Then go through your gear, evaluate your current equipment and practices—and adjust accordingly.
You’ll see that this document, developed by the NWCG “Ground Ignition Subcommittee,” establishes standards and inspection criteria for the ground transportation of gasoline, mixed gas, drip torch fuel, and diesel. It includes major updates to military-style plastic jerricans as well as updated regulatory detail. Attention to fuel geysering is also highlighted because–geysers happen and there have been some serious injuries–click here to see a few: Fuel Geyser Incidents.
Check out the Table of Contents. It includes chapters on everything from plastic fuel containers and drip torches to aluminum fuel bottles and steel drums.
In the area of fuel transportation standards – not knowing is no longer an excuse.