Fire use planning
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Tom Leuschen; Dale D. Wade; Paula Seamon
Editor(s): Colin C. Hardy; Roger D. Ottmar; Janice L. Peterson; John E. Core; Paula Seamon
Publication Year: 2001

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • backing fire
  • burning permits
  • education
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • fire use
  • firebreak
  • firefighting personnel
  • forest management
  • fuel management
  • headfires
  • ignition
  • land use
  • liability
  • mopping up
  • multiple resource management
  • public information
  • season of fire
  • smoke behavior
  • smoke effects
  • smoke management
  • wilderness areas
  • wilderness fire management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 1728
Tall Timbers Record Number: 14543
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: A13.99/8:SM 7/2
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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The success of a fire use program is in large part dependent on a solid foundation set in clear and concise planning. The planning process results in specific goals and measurable objectives for fire application, provides a means of setting priorities, and establishes a mechanism for evaluating and refining the process to meet the desired future condition. It is an ongoing process, beginning months or even years in advance of actual fire use, with plans becoming increasingly specific as the day of the burn approaches. Although details differ between fire practitioners, the general planning process is essentially the same.

Online Link(s):
Leuschen, Tom; Wade, Dale D.; Seamon, Paula. 2001. Fire use planning. Pages 109-117 In: Hardy, Colin C.; Ottmar, Roger D.; Peterson, Janice L.; Core, John E.; Seamon, Paula (Ed.). Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed and Wildland Fire: 2001 Edition. Boise, ID: National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Fire Use Working Team.