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Title

Fire behavior advisories in Saskatchewan: why not?
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): P. Emmett
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • boreal forests
  • British Columbia
  • Canada
  • Colorado
  • fire case histories
  • fire management
  • firefighting personnel
  • Idaho
  • rate of spread
  • Saskatchewan
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 3, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 47382
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23310
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:68/4
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text ... 'How to improve the safety of wildland firefighters has always been a concern of Saskatchewan Fire Management and Forest Protection Branch (FMFP), the provincial agency responsible for the management of wildland fires. Even though it has never suffered a firefighter burnover fatality in more than 60 years of firefighting, the agency has experienced situations in which it has had to remove people from possible burnover. With this in mind, a 2006 internal report proposed the development and implementation of a fire weather or fire behavior advisory system. The intent of the proposed system was to ensure the safety of wildland firefighters by advising them of dangerous burning conditions.'

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Citation:
Emmett, P. 2008. Fire behavior advisories in Saskatchewan: why not? Fire Management Today, v. 68, no. 4, p. 33-35.