Surviving a wildland fire entrapment or burnover
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Publication Year: 2007

Cataloging Information

  • burnover
  • Canada
  • entrapment
  • firefighter safety awareness
  • firefighter survival
  • International
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Record Last Modified: March 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 10961


Would you know what to do if you were caught in a forest or grass fire? With an average of 8,600 wildfires fires in Canada annually, the danger of being entrapped or burned over by a wildfire is a real threat for people living, working, or visiting in rural areas and wildlands. There are four main survival options if you ever become trapped by a wildfire: retreat from the fire and reach a safe haven, burn out a safety area, hunker in place, or pass through the fire edge into the burned-out area.

Online Link(s):
Alexander, M. E. 2007. Focus on safety: surviving a wildland fire entrapment or burnover. Canadian Silviculture 2007(August):23.