Document


Title

Forest and grass fires: Report to the Congress on investigative study of forest and grass fires by the Office of Emergency Planning Executive Office of the President pursuant to Public Law 89-769, section 13
Document Type: Book
Publication Year: 1967

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire control
  • fire danger rating
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • fire retardants
  • fire suppression
  • fire suppression (aerial)
  • firebreaks
  • Florida
  • forest management
  • fuel breaks
  • grass fires
  • grasses
  • grasslands
  • hardwood forests
  • human caused fires
  • Idaho
  • incendiary fires
  • lightning caused fires
  • Minnesota
  • natural resource legislation
  • Oregon
  • pine forests
  • range management
  • statistical analysis
  • water
  • West Virginia
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: August 9, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39248
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13888, 26647
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text:'In accordance with the mandate of the Congress, this study has placed particular emphasis on the need for additional air operational facilities to prevent or minimize loss of life and property resulting from forest or grass fires which are or threaten to become major disasters. The use of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters has proved to be a valuable asset in the detection, prevention, and suppression of many forest and grass fires. Today, aircraft is widely used in certain parts of the Nation not only for detection, prevention, and fire reconnaissance but for the transportation of ground crews, equipment, smokejumpers, water, and retardants for actual fire suppression. The fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter are established tools in modern fire protection.'

Citation:
Forest and grass fires: Report to the Congress on investigative study of forest and grass fires by the Office of Emergency Planning Executive Office of the President pursuant to Public Law 89-769, section 13. 1967. 90th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Document No. 30. Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office.