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Title

Improving wildland firefighter safety and public safety through fire behavior research and development
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Publication Year: 2007

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Keyword(s):
  • Canada
  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • fire behavior prediction
  • fire research
  • firefighter training
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  • International
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Record Last Modified: March 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 10958

Description

The need to accurately appraise potential wildland fire behavior is embedded in nearly every fire management decision. And, because of potentially adverse impacts to wildland firefighter safe­ty, the public-at-large, and other values at risk, particular emphasis needs to be devoted to the pre­diction of extreme or severe fire behavior. In addressing these significant wild­land fire safety needs, the wildland fire behavior research and devel­opment activities at the Canadian Forest Service?s Northern Forestry Centre have two broad objectives: 1) To conduct fundamental and applied research to develop math­ematical models and operational guidelines for predicting the characteristics of the various phe­nomena associated with extreme fire behavior; and 2) To ensure that fire managers and other clients are aware of the cur­rent state of knowledge regarding wildland fire dynamics.

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Alexander, M. E. 2007. Improving wildland firefighter safety and public safety through fire behavior research and development. Fire Management Today 67(1):49-50.