Forest fire prevention data: a change in perspectives
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): P. M. Woodard; J. Niederleitner
Publication Year: 1983

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • Canada
  • education
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • forest products
  • human caused fires
  • ignition
  • light
  • lightning caused fires
  • logging
  • public information
  • recreation
  • roads
  • sampling
  • Vaccinium
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38705
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13315
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Forest fire prevention data from ten different forest protection agencies in Canada were analyzed and evaluated. Data currently being collected fail to provide the information required for effective fire prevention programs. Information on the unsafe acts and conditions at the time and place of burning is required if protection staffs are to develop more specific education, engineering and enforcement programs to reduce wildfire occurrence. The sampling intensity for collecting tire prevention data does not seem to be justified in light of the minor variation in ignition causes between ears. The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Woodard, P. M., and J. Niederleitner. 1983. Forest fire prevention data: a change in perspectives. Forestry Chronicle, v. 59, no. 5,