Fire Behavior Field Reference Guide (2014)
Document Type: Guide / Handbook / Manual / Protocol
Author(s): National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
Publication Year: 2014

Cataloging Information

  • BehavePlus
  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • crown fire
  • FBP - CFFDRS Fire Behavior Prediction System
  • fire shape
  • fire size
  • fire weather
  • fuel model
  • fuel moisture
  • FWI - Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System
  • NFDRS - National Fire Danger Rating System
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Record Last Modified: October 1, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 17775


The Fire Behavior Field Reference Guide (FBFRG) was developed as a hands-on user tool for field going Fire Behavior Analysts (FBANs) and Long Term Fire Analysts (LTANs) along with various operation personnel. The guide contains helpful references to fuels, weather, fuel models and terrain features that are vital to field going fire managers. Funding was provided to the NWCG Fire Behavior Subcommittee to update the FBFRG with references applicable to today's technology and convert the document into an electronic hyperlinked format for various media devices. The reference material contained within the guide will assist with decision support using various tools and methodologies. As new and improved safety zone research is obtained and available for distribution this guide will be updated to help house that information for the field communities.

Online Link(s):
Link to this document (13 MB; pdf)
National Wildfire Coordinating Group. 2014. Fire Behavior Field Reference Guide. PMS-437. Boise, ID: National Interagency Fire Center, National Wildfire Coordination Group. 192 p.

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