Wildland fire management: a systems approach
Document Type: Book
Author(s): A. J. Simard
Publication Year: 1977

Cataloging Information

  • backfires
  • bibliographies
  • Canada
  • computer programs
  • fire control
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • fuel management
  • human caused fires
  • ignition
  • incendiary fires
  • lightning caused fires
  • microclimate
  • prescribed fires (chance ignition)
  • rate of spread
  • topography
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Some basic concepts from the general theory of systems are presented. Six characteristics common to all systems (components, structure, resources, process, control, and objectives)are disussed and related to a fire management context. Wildland fire mangement is examined from a sysems point of view. A high-level overview of fire management and the environment within which its functions is discribed in terms of an eight-component model.The components external to fire management are subdivided once to provide a more detailed book at the overall system. Two levels of fire management are exmined with the aid of four and nine-component models.

Simard, A. J. 1977. Wildland fire management: a systems approach. Forestry Technical Report No. 17. Ottawa, Department of Fisheries and Environment, Canadian Forestry Service.