Forest fire retardant research - a status report
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Charles W. George; Aylmer David Blakely; Gregg M. Johnson
Publication Year: 1976

Cataloging Information

  • air tanker
  • bibliographies
  • chemistry
  • corrosion
  • environmental impact
  • fire control
  • fire equipment
  • fire retardant
  • fish
  • pollution
  • retardant evaluation
  • toxicity
  • water quality
  • wilderness fire management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 19513
Tall Timbers Record Number: 258
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.


Forest fire retardant research was divided into five different study areas: (1) retardant effectiveness; (2) retardant physical properties; (3) retardant delivery systems; (4) retardant-caused corrosion; and 5) retardant environmental impact. Past research is reviewed for each study area; current and future research needs are described.

Online Link(s):
George, Charles W.; Blakely, Aylmer D; Johnson, Gregg M. 1976. Forest fire retardant research - a status report. General Technical Report INT-GTR-31. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 22 p.