Forestry Fire Lookout Tower Plans

Forestry Fire Lookout Tower Plans

 

I met an old chap in upstate New York who makes forestry fire lookout towers. He scanned the plans he has been using his whole life and emailed them to us.

A fire lookout tower, fire tower or lookout tower, provides housing and protection for a person known as a "fire look-out" whose duty it is to search for wildfires in the wilderness. The fire lookout tower is a small building, usually located on the summit of a mountain or other high vantage point, in order to maximize the viewing distance and range, known as view shed. From this vantage point the fire lookout can see smoke that may develop, determine the location by using a device known as an Osbourne fire finder, and call fire suppression personnel to the fire.

Would be an epic summer project.

Cheers Phil!

For more detailed plans you can follow this link:

 https://www.fs.fed.us/eng/facilities/documents/1938_USDA-FS_StdLookoutPlans.pdf

 

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George & Willy makes a great hanging drying rack for drying clothes in cabins and it could also be used in a forestry fire lookout tower. Although I would hope that you were not looking out for forestry fires while it was raining, this is a nice addition to any cabin.

 

 

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