Forest fire detection systems
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): S. N. Hirsch
Publication Year: 1964

Cataloging Information

  • conservation
  • fire danger rating
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • remote sensing
  • smoke behavior
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: August 9, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 37914
Tall Timbers Record Number: 12436
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
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From the text... 'An ideal forest fire detection system would detect fires the instant they start, day or night, under any condition of visibility. Additionally, it could distinguish potentially dangerous fires from those that would not concern fire suppression forces. Although attainment of such an ideal system now appears to be well beyond the reach of modern technology, detailed study of the requirements for an ideal system may well show where space age technology could be applied frequently.'

Hirsch, S. N. 1964. Forest fire detection systems, Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Western Forest Fire Committee, Western Forestry and Conservation Association, December 1, 1964, Spokane, WA. Western Forestry and Conservation Association,Portland, OR.