Fire records: their importance and use in documenting fire history
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): D. L. Taylor
Publication Year: 1981

Cataloging Information

  • burning intervals
  • everglades
  • fire case histories
  • fire management
  • fire suppression (aerial)
  • Florida
  • fuel types
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • histories
  • introduced species
  • invasive species
  • lightning caused fires
  • phenology
  • plant communities
  • Schinus
  • scrub
  • season of fire
  • swamps
  • wetlands
  • wildfires
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39151
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13784
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.


From the text:'Preservation of quality records must be a high priority in each park. A quality record includes a carefully completed individual fire report (in the USA form Dl-1201 is used), a detailed narrative that describes actions taken on a fire, a detailed map showing plant community types burned on a daily basis, the fire behavior officer*s report detailing prescription parameters. weather forecasts, site description, fuel type and amount, weather occurrence during the fire, and fire behavior observations. Quality records are a useful tool for many years.'

Taylor, D. L. 1981. Fire records: their importance and use in documenting fire history. Parks, v. 6, p. 13-14.