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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 Introduction: 'In British Columbia several aerial ignition systems are used: the gas/diesel/JP-4 drip torch, the gelled gasoline helitorch, and the aerial ignition device (AID). This paper deals mainly with the experiences of MacMillan...

Person: Mutch, Lafferty
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Summary: 'There are several reasons to use helitorch ignition instead of hand ignition. Three primary reasons are safety of ground ignition personnel, cost effectiveness, and ability to meet resource objectives.'

Person: Mutch, Bunnell
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text: 'In summary, a number of command and control alternatives are available for use with aerial ignition systems. Due to the variety of situations encountered in the field, the burn boss must select the alternative that matches the...

Person: Mutch, Lasko
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text: 'Helitorch, waterbucket, and long-line flying offer some of the most difficult and hazardous flying one can do with a helicopter. The FAA, Part 133, allows for only 'essential crew members' to be on board during external...

Person: Mutch, Bohannan
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text: 'The pilot on any aerial ignition operation is presented with an extremely difficult task. It has been CDF's experience that having a trained helitack captain on board, acting as the lighting supervisor, reduces significantly...

Person: Mutch, Kendrick
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text: 'These increases in feelings of accomplishments or job security do not, however, come without a price. What is the price? Increased exposure to accidents, loss of lives or injury to your personnel, and increased workload to name a...

Person: Mutch, Palmer
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Command and control of Champion's helitorch operations have so far amounted to the ignition boss being located on the ground. The alternative forms of command and control, which include ignition boss in chase helicopter or ignition boss in...

Person: Mutch, Bentley
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text: 'As the use of prescribed fire grows, the demand for more efficient and effective methods of ignition will grow with it. Once the opportunities for fire use are recognized, program managers will have to seek more effective ways to...

Person: Mutch, McCleese
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Text: 'Fire suppression offers the fire manager little or no time to prepare personnel for tasks which require considerable logistical preparation. Usually these aspects such as air tanker loading and retardant mixing are contracted out and are...

Person: Mutch, Lait
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Summary: 'Helitorch burning is a complex system of organization consisting of three subsystems: (1) HELITORCH ON THE GROUND, (2) HELITORCH OVER BURNING BLOCK, and (3) MANAGEMENT OF HELITORCH BEFORE ARRIVAL AT BURN SITE AND AFTER IGNITION...

Person: Mutch, Thomas, Rich
Year: 1984
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS