Lessons from larger fires on National Forests, 1938
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Roy Headley
Publication Year: 1939

Cataloging Information

  • Andropogon spp.
  • Aristida stricta
  • Artemisia spp.
  • backfire
  • blowup
  • Bromus tectorum
  • coniferous forests
  • crown fires
  • fire case histories
  • fire control
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • firebreak
  • Florida
  • Foehn winds
  • fuel types
  • Georgia
  • grass fire
  • grasslands
  • hardwood forest
  • Juniperus spp.
  • logging
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • mopping up
  • mountains
  • national forests
  • pine forests
  • Pinus elliottii
  • Pinus monticola
  • Quercus spp.
  • rate of spread
  • roads
  • slash
  • spot fires
  • topography
  • US Forest Service
  • Washington
  • wildfires
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: May 21, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 23480
Tall Timbers Record Number: 15900
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:63/3
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The July and October issues of Fire Control Notes included an article on larger fires on the national forests. ‘Lessons learned’ from these fires were quoted from reports when they seemed interesting and suggestive. The fact that a 'lesson' is quoted does not necessarily mean that the editors agree with the conclusions. Experience of individual men on individual fires should contribute to the body of knowledge and ideas shared by all who may have to manage large fires.  [Reprinted in 2003 in Fire Management Today, v. 63, no. 3, pages 15-22.]

Headley, Roy. 1939. Lessons from larger fires on National Forests, 1938. Fire Control Notes 3(3):6-17 and 3(4):30-45.