'Principles of Fire Behavior': a CD-ROM-based interactive multimedia training course
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): William R. Thorburn; A. MacMillan; Martin E. Alexander; Nick Nimchuk; K. W. Frederick; Terry Van Nest
Publication Year: 2003

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  • Canada
  • computer-based training
  • firefighter training
  • interactive multimedia instruction
  • International
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Record Last Modified: May 22, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 10955


From the introduction: The development of formalized wildland fire behavior and related training courses for fire suppression personnel began in the mid- to late 1950s (e.g., Cochran 1957). The fundamentals that are taught are essentially the same as those relayed today, but technological advancements have completely altered the delivery method. Although conventional classroom-style lectures and outdoor field demonstrations (e.g., Pearce and Alexander 1995) remain valuable, the application of computer technology to wildland fire behavior training has steadily increased in the past two decades (e.g., Jenkins and Matsumoto 1986). 'Principles of Fire Behavior' (ETC 1998), developed and reviewed by a Canadian team of experts in fire operations, fire behavior, and fire weather, is an intermediate fire behavior training course developed specifically for a Canadian audience.

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Thorburn, R. W.; MacMillan, A.; Alexander, M. E.; Nimchuk, N.; Frederick, K. W.; Van Nest, T. A. 2003. 'Principles of Fire Behavior': a CD-ROM-based interactive multimedia training course. Fire Management Today 63(2):43-44.