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First of its kind: a historical perspective on wildland fire behavior training
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander; David A. Thomas
Publication Year: 2004

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  • firefighter training
  • historical fire management
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Record Last Modified: March 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 10957

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In 1957, the Chief of the USDA Forest Service appointed a task force to study ways of preventing firefighter fatalities in the future. A review of 16 fatality fires found that the associated fire behavior in all but one case was unexpected by those entrapped or overrun. One of the task force's major recommendations was an intensified program of fire behavior training.

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Alexander, M. E.; Thomas, D. A. 2004. First of its kind: a historical perspective on wildland fire behavior training. Fire Management Today 64(1):99.