JFIREJoint Firefighter's Integrated Response Ensemble
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The JFIRE manual bases RED on three assumptions: "friendly troops are standing unprotected in the open, in winter clothing and helmet, and on a line perpendicular to the line of fire." Clearly, combat rarely adheres to these assumptions.
For example, the 0.1 percent PI outlined in JFIRE for 30mm guns from an Apache helicopter is 70 meters, the distance considered danger close.
"Obtaining the commander's initials during a danger-close engagement is not only important because it is prescribed by the JFIRE manual, but because it indicates that the ground commander has assessed, mitigated, and accepted the risk of the mission," said MAJ Harrington.