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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the text ... 'How to improve the safety of wildland firefighters has always been a concern of Saskatchewan Fire Management and Forest Protection Branch (FMFP), the provincial agency responsible for the management of wildland fires. Even...

Person: Emmett
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Simplistically, a High Reliability Organization (HRO) is one that consistently produces the results in a dynamic, often unpredictable environment in which the consequences of errors are catastrophic. Accordingly, the error rate...

Person: Black, Sutcliffe, Barton, Dether
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The wildland fire management community is not waiting for the heads of agencies to furnish places free from job safety and health hazards. Rather, this community is beginning to explore state-of-the-art safe and effective...

Person: Saveland
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The most important facet of any talk on High Reliability Organizing is immediately establishing the rationale for why busy wildland fire managers, who are already overloaded with firefighting safety issues and decisionmaking...

Person: Thomas
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We used a national household survey to examine knowledge, attitudes, and preferences pertaining to wildland fire. First, we present nationwide results and trends. Then, we examine opinions across region and race. Despite some regional variation,...

Person: Bowker, Lim, Cordell, Green, Rideout-Hanzak, Johnson
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Providing nationwide leadership in the development, testing, analysis, standardization, and evaluation of equipment, materials, and procedures for the protection and management of national forests and grasslands is the mission...

Person: Paz
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Objectives: To assess acute respiratory effects experienced by wildland firefighters. Methods: We studied two Interagency Hotshot Crews with questionnaires, spirometry, and measurement of albumin, eosinophilic cationic protein (ECP), and...

Person: Gaughan, Cox-Ganser, Enright, Castellan, Wagner, Hobbs, Bledsoe, Siegel, Kreiss, Weissman
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Remaining inside fire-safe structures or at designated safety zones to actively defend against wildland fire events is an underrepresented area of scholarship. Although research on chemical spills and tornadoes has long advocated a similar practice of...

Person: Paveglio, Carroll, Jakes
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We stood with the gray-haired ranger on a high ridge in Oregon overlooking a thousand square miles of forest. [from the text] The night before, my GEOGRAPHIC colleague Jay Johnston and I had watched a particularly violent thunderstorm of the type that...

Person: Jones, Johnston
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Smoke rolls into town, blanketing the city, turning on streetlights, creating an eerie and choking fog. Switchboards light up as people look for answers. Citizens want to know what they should do to protect themselves. School officials want to know if...

Person: Lipsett, Materna, Stone, Therriault, Blaisdell, Cook
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES