Talat Odman presented a webinar on March 4, 2014. Smoke from wildland fires can have adverse impacts on visibility and also on public health. Models are available for simulating the dispersion, long-range transport, and chemical evolution of fire...
Alaska Fire Portal
The Alaska Fire Portal provides information about fire science and technology relevant to Alaska. Our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on lands in Alaska. Content may also be relevant to boreal forests of western Canada.
A substantial amount of the Alaska-related content was originally compiled through the FIREHouse project (the Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse), funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, and its two related projects: the Alaska Reference Database, (which was merged the FRAMES Resource Catalog, accessible through the "Catalog Records" tab below) and the Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map, hosted through the AICC ArcIMS mapping website.
Check out the JFSP Fire Exchange(s) located in this region
Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map
- Related FRAMES Sites
- Catalog Records
- Current Announcements and Jobs
- Upcoming Events
- Past Events
Over the past few years, there has been a marked increase in cases of Rhabdomyolysis aka 'Rhabdo', Compartment Syndrome and Heat Illness. As a wildland firefighter or supervisor, do you know what to look for? Are these conditions linked or...
Yong Liu presented a webinar on February 19, 1 PM MST. Plume height is one of the smoke properties that fire and air quality managers need to estimate in order to determine how much pollutants emitted from a prescribed burn are transported to remote...
What is Climate Change? How will our changing climate impact seasonal weather conditions across the Southwest? This webinar was hosted by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium (http://swfireconsortium.org) and...
This webinar discusses tangible and innovative methods in which national Fire Adapted Communities (FAC's) are moving forward. Over the last few years, many have been introduced to the term Fire Adapted Communities through national policy and...
This data product contains a spatial database of wildfires that occurred in the United States from 1992 to 2012, generated for the national Fire Program Analysis (FPA) system. The wildfire records were acquired from the reporting systems of federal,...
Smoke emission factors (EFs) have been developed for a variety of wildland fuels beginning in the late 1960s. Many of these EFs have been presented in a variety of outlets and there is no centralized repository containing many of the EFs developed in...
This data product contains data used in an evaluation of the effects of two common methods to collect fuel moisture content samples between November 2004 and June 2005. A chainsaw or a handheld pruning saw cut 1 inch thick disks from 3 inch lodgepole...
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are open through 5 pm MST, September 30, 2020.
The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) announcement FA-FOA0021-001 has one task statement. Proposals must address one or more of the following topic areas:
- Fuels management and fire behavior
- Changing fire environment
- Emissions and air quality
- Fire effects and post-fire recovery
- Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire
- Human dimensions of fire
The primary announcement FA-FOA0021-002 has two task statements:
- Sources and distribution of human-caused ignitions and their relation to wildfire impacts
- Reducing damages and losses to valued resources from wildfire
The Regional Fire Science Exchange announcement FA-FOA0021-003 has one task statement focused on leading and executing a regional fire science exchange in the following two regions (see map and supporting information in the FOA):
- Lake States
- Tallgrass Prairie
On April 6, 2020, the Fire Management Board (FMB) established the Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team (MPHAT) to address medical and health-related issues specific to the interagency administration of mission critical wildland fire management functions under a COVID-19 modified operating posture. The COVID-19 MPHAT is tasked with providing medical and public health expertise, advice, coordination, and collaboration with external subject matter experts and developing protocols and practices for all aspects of COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations. Guidance found on this page has been issued via FMB Memorandum. They may be updated as appropriate and necessary to respond to the evolving situations and work conditions surrounding COVID-19.
PhD Assistantships in Fire Science and Ecologyevaluating the effectiveness of fuel breaks in mitigating size and risk of damaging wildfiresand the fuel break ecological impacts in sagebrush steppe ecosystems. Dr.Eva StrandandDr. Tim Prather in the University of Idaho Rangeland Center are seeking a highly motivated PhD studentin Natural Resources at the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciencesand Department of Plant Sciencesat the University of Idaho.
The successful applicant would conduct research that involvesvegetation and fuel samplingin the field, spatial and statistical analysisof data from past interactionsof fuel breaks and fire, modeling of fire behavior using existing tools and decision support systems,and conduct plant community analysis within and around fuel breaks. The successful applicant will provide evidence of experience with some aspect of computer modelingand spatial analysis, vegetation sampling, and utilize herbicides for annual grass management and ability to work in natural areas. The successful applicant will also provide evidence of good communication skills both written and oral.
The successful candidate will be working in an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students evaluating the effects of fuel breaktypeson fire mitigation, plant community ecology, and the rural economy. The team collaborates closely with research partners includingthe Bureau of Land Managementand the local ranching community of southern Idaho. Theproject isfundedby the Joint Fire Science Program.
The PhD assistantship has a starting date ofJanuary 2021. The assistantships includea stipend of $21,000-24,000per annum. To apply, please email Eva Strand (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tim Prather (email@example.com) with a cover letter describing your research interests, goals and relevant experience, a complete CV, college transcripts, GRE scores and contact information of three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the positionis scheduled to remain open until a suitable candidate is found. After the selection, the successful candidate will apply to be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies of the University of Idahowith the earliest start date of January 2021; information about the application procedure is available online.
With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions, as well as to share ideas, information, and solutions.
This wilderness fire management field trip and workshop will provide an opportunity for interaction between past, current, and future wilderness fire champions involved in fire management.
Target Audience: Line officers, fire managers,...
The Forest Stewards Guild 2016 National Meeting and Minnesota Society of American Foresters Summer Meeting is happening in Duluth, MN and surrounding field sites July 13-15, 2016. The theme of Restoration, Conservation, and...
Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, Training Room 2
Evan Ellicott, University of Maryland
About his talk: In this presentation Evan will provide a brief introduction to efforts at the University of Maryland and the Joint (NASA and...
Speaker: Dominique Bachelet, Conservation Biology Institute and John Wilson, BLM Nevada
The combination of projected climate change and land use adds uncertainty to the long-term effectiveness of current management strategies. Managers need...
Use the link above for more information and to register for this conference.
Presenter: Nina Oakley - Western Regional Climate Center
The Western Regional Climate Center services 11 western states including Alaska, Hawaii, and the US API. Our region boasts a diversity of climates including both hot and cold deserts,...
Presented by: Kevin Potter, Research Associate Professor, North Carolina State University
Healthy forests are vital to our future, and consistent, long-term monitoring of forest health indicators is necessary to identify forest resources...
In addition to Wildland Fire, tracks for the conference include: Electrical, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire and Emergency Services, Emergency Preparedness/Business Continuity, Building and Life Safety, Health Care, Loss Control/Prevention, Detection...
The 2016 ACF National Conference will be held June 11-14 at the Renaissance & Mobile Riverview Plaza located in Mobile, Alabama. With 8 pre-conference classes, an amazing technical session lineup with keynote speaker Michael Green and fully loaded...
This course is intended to provide participants with the foundation to serve as Resource Advisors (READs) during wildland fire incidents. Resource Advisors generally work with fire managers to convey concerns about natural, cultural and wilderness...