Fire science between the covers
Document Type: Other
Author(s): Vanessa Greebe
Contributor(s): Stephen W. Taylor; Martin E. Alexander
Publication Year: 2018

Cataloging Information

  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • FBP - CFFDRS Fire Behavior Prediction System
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Record Last Modified: September 4, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 56276


With all of the tools, supplies and gear that fire managers need, the last thing you would expect them to take to a wildfire is a book. But Steve Taylor’s little red book, Field Guide to the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System, has been part of fire manager and fire crew leaders’ toolkits for over 20 years. Taylor and retired fire researcher Marty Alexander, have blended the complex series of mathematical equations that make up the system with their own knowledge and experience in the 120 page guide.

Online Link(s):
Greebe, Vanessa. 2018. Fire science between the covers. Natural Resources Canada, Simply Science, July 11, 2018.