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Title

The Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander; Brian J. Stocks; Bruce D. Lawson
Publication Year: 1996

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  • Canada
  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • FBP - Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction System
  • fire weather index
  • FWI - CFFDRS Fire Weather Index System
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Record Last Modified: March 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 3396

Description

Canada's current method of fire danger assessment is known as the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS), which took shape in the late 1960s when the Candian Forest Service (CFS) envisioned a modular design for a national fire danger rating system. The CFFDRS currently comprises two major subsystems, namely the Fire Weather Index (FWI) System and the Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System.

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Alexander, Martin E.; Stocks, Brian J.; Lawson, Bruce D. 1996. The Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System. Initial Attack 1996(Spring): 6-9.