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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 website] Since 2002, The Firewise USA program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. Research has shown that both the house and the adjacent landscape play a critical role in the home surviving a wildfire....

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Year:
Resource Group: Website
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The large mediatic coverage of recent massive wildfires across the world has emphasized the vulnerability of freshwater resources. The extensive hydrogeomorphic effects from a wildfire can impair the ability of watersheds to provide safe drinking water...

Person: Robinne, Bladon, Miller, Parisien, Mathieu, Flannigan
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Recent growth in the frequency and severity of US wildfires has led to more wildfire smoke and increased public exposure to harmful air pollutants. Populations exposed to wildfire smoke experience a variety of negative health impacts, imposing economic...

Person: Jones, Berrens
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Introduction: Wildland fires degrade air quality and adversely affect human health. A growing body of epidemiology literature reports increased rates of emergency departments, hospital admissions and premature deaths from wildfire smoke exposure....

Person: Fann, Alman, Broome, Morgan, Johnston, Pouliot, Rappold
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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

One of the immediate challenges of wildfire management concerns threats to human safety and property in residential areas adjacent to non-cultivated vegetation. One approach for relieving this problem is to increase human community 'adaptiveness...

Person: Carroll, Paveglio
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'As we move forward and as we put more prescribed fire across the nation, there are going to be things like smoke incidents, there will be accidents, there will be loss of structures. And, yes, there will even be loss of life....

Person: Robertson, Galley, Masters, Long
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'For anyone who has spent any amount of time working in the world of wildland fire management, it is not news that wildland fire management is a risky business -- that risk is inherent in our work.'

Person: Harbour
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Reduced firefighter exposure to unnecessary risk during fire incidents continues to guide fire management decisions and anchors our actions.'

Person: Calkin, Phipps, Holmes, Rieck, Thompson
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Fire suppression doctrine recognizes that, where there is increased empowerment, there is also increased responsibility and accountability.'

Person: Apicello
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS