How did Fire Control Notes become Fire Management Today? [including: Fire Management Today--whatever happened to notes?]
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): H. Brown
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • bibliographies
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • education
  • fire case histories
  • fire control
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • histories
  • national parks
  • natural resource legislation
  • public information
  • range management
  • Smokey Bear program
  • suppression
  • US Forest Service
  • Washington
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: May 22, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 40922
Tall Timbers Record Number: 15736
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:60/1
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From the text ... 'Changing the journal's name from Control to Management signaled a programmatic shift that continues today as the wildland fire community strives to improve firefighter safety while striking the right balance among prevention, suppression, and fire use. In 1976, just 3 years after changing its name from Fire Control Notes to Fire Management, the journal added Notes back to its name. The journal's editor (1976) offered three reasons: to show continuity with the periodical's original name, to reflect the type of articles included (generally very short), and to prevent confusion between the periodical and the Forest Service staff unit also named Fire Management. Today, these reasons are no longer compelling. After 1976, Fire Management Notes twice adopted a more versatile, sophisticated format; and many of its articles became comparable in size, scope, and complexity to those in academic periodicals. By the late 1990's, having long outgrown the short, news 'notes' format, Fire Management Notes was overdue for a name correction. By renaming itself now, in the year 2000, as Fire Management Today, the journal focuses on helping wildland fire professionals stay abreast of developments in wildland fire management as we enter the 21st century.'

Online Link(s):
Brown, H. 2000. How did Fire Control Notes become Fire Management Today? [including: Fire Management Today--whatever happened to notes?]. Fire Management Today, v. 60, no. 1, p. 8-12, 14.