Document


Title

Some principles of visibility and their application to forest fire detection
Document Type: Book
Author(s): G. M. Byram; G. M. Jemison
Publication Year: 1948

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire control
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • light
  • roads
  • smoke behavior
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: July 31, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38781
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13394
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A1.36:954 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text ... 'Early and reliable detection of forest fires is the keystone of efficient fire control. It means the discovery of fires while they are small and results in lower suppression costs and damages. Private, State, and Federal fire-protection agencies throughout the country, recognizing this fact, have spent considerable time and effort planning lookout systems which will give the best coverage for the investment in towers, living quarters, roads, trails, and telephone lines.'

Citation:
Byram, G. M., and G. M. Jemison. 1948. Some principles of visibility and their application to forest fire detection. Technical Bulletin No. 954. Washington, D.C., United States Department of Agriculture.