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Title

A pocket card for predicting fire behavior in grasslands under severe burning conditions
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander; Liam G. Fogarty
Publication Year: 2002

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • burning conditions
  • Canada
  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • fire
  • fire intensity
  • fire weather
  • grasslands
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Record Last Modified: March 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 5471

Description

The grassland fire behaviour pocket card recently developed for use by wildland and rural firefighters in Canada and New Zealand is reviewed. The pocket card offers a practical field guide for quickly estimating the near worst case fire behaviour potential in grasslands. At the same time it reinforces an awareness of the need for adopting safe work practices when attempting to contain grass fires in an effort to avoid burnovers and entrapments thereby eliminating firefighter injuries and fatalities.

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Citation:
Alexander, Martin E.; Fogarty, Liam G. 2002. A pocket card for predicting fire behavior in grasslands under severe burning conditions. Fire Technology Transfer Note. 25. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service. Ottawa, Ontario. 8 pp.