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Title

An international effort: the history of the global fire monitoring center
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Jameson Karns
Publication Year: 2019

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire management
  • GFMC - Global Fire Monitoring Center
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Record Last Modified: June 20, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58070

Description

My first visit to the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) was disorienting. As I walked through the entryway, I was hit with the familiar aroma of burnt vegetation. Nearby, well-used wildland turnouts hung above boxes of fusees. Radios capable of receiving fire dispatches anywhere in the world adorned the desk closest to me. As a former firefighter, I consider these objects to be familiar tools of the trade.

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Citation:
Karns, Jameson. 2019. An international effort: the history of the global fire monitoring center. Fire Management Today 77(1):7-10.