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Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Bret W. Butler; Jack D. Cohen
Publication Date: 2004

From the text ... 'A safety zone should be large enough that the distance between the firefighters and flames is at least four times the maximum flame height.'

Citation: Butler, B. W., and J. D. Cohen. 2004. Firefighter safety zones: how big is big enough? [reprinted from 1998]. Fire Management Today, v. 64, no. 1, p. 82-85.

Cataloging Information

  • blowups
  • catastrophic fires
  • Colorado
  • coniferous forests
  • crown fires
  • fire case histories
  • fire equipment
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • firefighting personnel
  • flame length
  • heat effects
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • Quercus gambelii
  • radiation
  • sloping terrain
  • topography
  • Washington
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
Tall Timbers Record Number: 16105Location Status: In-fileCall Number: A13.32:64/1Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission
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