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A foundation for initial attack simulation: the Fried and Fried fire containment model
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Jeremy S. Fried; Burton D. Fried
Publication Year: 2010

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • backfire
  • fire containment algorithm
  • fire control
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • fire models
  • fire protection
  • fire suppression
  • flank fires
  • headfires
  • initial attack
  • rate of spread
  • suppression tactics
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 11065
Tall Timbers Record Number: 25210
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:70/2
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

The Fried and Fried containment algorithm, which models the effect of suppression efforts on fire growth, allows simulation of any mathematically representable fire shape, provides for 'head' and 'tail' attack tactics as well as parallel attack (building fireline parallel to but at some offset distance from the free-burning fire perimeter, alone and in combination with 'firing out'), and supports dynamic (variable) forward rates of spread and fireline productivity over the course of initial attack.

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Citation:
Fried, Jeremy S.; Fried, Burton D. 2010. A foundation for initial attack simulation: the Fried and Fried fire containment model. Fire Management Today 70(2):44-47.