Alaska Reference Database

The Alaska Reference Database originated as the standalone Alaska Fire Effects Reference Database, a ProCite reference database maintained by former BLM-Alaska Fire Service Fire Ecologist Randi Jandt. It was expanded under a Joint Fire Science Program grant for the FIREHouse project (The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse). It is now maintained by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium and FRAMES, and is hosted through the FRAMES Resource Catalog. The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildland fire fighting is a high-risk occupation requiring considerable physical and psychological demands. Multiple agencies publish fatality summaries for wildland firefighters; however, the reported number and types vary. At least five different...

Person: Butler, Marsh, Domitrovich, Helmkamp
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Escape routes are essential components of wildland firefighter safety, providing pre-defined pathways to a safety zone. Among the many factors that affect travel rates along an escape route, landscape conditions such as slope, low-lying vegetation...

Person: Campbell, Dennison, Butler
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildland firefighters in the US are mandated to identify areas that provide adequate separation between themselves and the flames (i.e. safety zones) to reduce the risk of burn injury. This study presents empirical models that estimate the distance...

Person: Page, Butler
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Creating a safe workplace for wildland firefighters has long been at the centre of discussion for researchers and practitioners. The goal of wildland fire safety research has been to protect operational firefighters, yet its contributions often fall...

Person: Adams, Butler, Brown, Wright, Black
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) is a non-profit, professional association representing members of the global wildland fire community. The purpose of the association is to facilitate communication and leadership for the wildland...

Person: Alexander, Butler
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Safety zone is a term familiar to wildland firefighters. However, relatively little quantitative information is available regarding necessary safety zone size. This study presents some analytical results from calculations of radiant energy transfer...

Person: Butler, Cohen
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Quantitative information regarding safety zone size for wildland firefighters is limited. We present a 3-surface theoretical model that describes the net radiant energy transfer to a firefighter standing a specified distance from a fire of specified...

Person: Butler, Cohen
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

All wildland firefighters working on or near the fireline must be able to identify a safety zone. Furthermore, they need to know how 'big' is 'big enough.' Beighley (1995) defined a safety zone as 'an area distinguished by...

Person: Butler, Cohen
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

There is no question that fire has been and will continue to be one of Mother Nature's major land management tools. What is in question, is the ability of humans to responsibly and safely develop the ability to interact with and use fire....

Person: Butler
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES