BehavePlus Fire Modeling System

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Fire Line Production Rate Tables

The most recent fire line production rates have been compiled by the NWCG Fuels Management Committee. The production rates were produced by a variety of sources. These tables were originally published in Wildland Fire Incident Management Field Guide, PMS 210 (2014 - discontinued in 2021). They are published here by request of NWCG's Fuels Management Committee and are available on the Publications page in the 'Fire Containment' tab.


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Information about the BehavePlus fire modeling system, its use, training, and related publications are available on these web pages. If you are looking for information on FlamMap, FARSITE, or FireFamilyPlus, please visit The BehavePlus fire modeling system is managed by the U.S.Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program (FFS) in Missoula, Montana. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Faith Ann Heinsch.



The BehavePlus fire modeling system is a Windows® based computer program that can be used for any fire management application that involves modeling fire behavior and some fire effects. The system is composed of a collection of mathematical models that describe fire behavior and the fire environment. The program simulates rate of fire spread, spotting distance, scorch height, tree mortality, fuel moisture, wind adjustment factor, as well as other variables; so it is used to predict fire behavior in multiple situations. More information can be found in the following paper:

Andrews, Patricia L. 2014. Current status and future needs of the BehavePlus Fire Modeling System. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23(1):21-33.

Successful application of BehavePlus depends upon knowledgeable user decisions. To effectively use BehavePlus in fire modeling, users must have enough fire experience and training in fire behavior models to recognize whether input values are appropriate, outputs are reasonable, and which adjustments are needed to correctly model the fire behavior.



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Technical Support

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BehavePlus Team

Faith Ann Heinsch – Project Lead
USDA Forest Service

Deb Tirmenstein
USDA Forest Service