An Overview of Systems Used for Rating Fire Danger and Predicting Fire Behavior Used in Canada (2002)
Media Type: Slide Show
Date: March 2002

Cataloging Information

  • BUI - CFFDRS Buildup Index
  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • DC - CFFDRS Drought Code
  • DMC - CFFDRS Duff Moisture Code
  • FBP - CFFDRS Fire Behavior Prediction System
  • FFMC - CFFDRS Fine Fuel Moisture Code
  • FWI - CFFDRS Fire Weather Index System
  • ISI - CFFDRS Initial Spread Index
  • wildfire case studies
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Record Last Modified: May 29, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 61282


Presented for Lesson 31 of the S-590 Advanced Fire Behavior Interpretation Course at the National Advanced Resource Technology Center in Marana, Arizona, 10-22 March 2002.

Outline of Presentation:
I. CFFDRS Structure
II. Fire Weather Index Module or Subsystem
III. Fire Behavior Prediction Module or Subsystem
IV. Selected Wildfire Case Studies
V. Basic Similarities & Differences Between Canadian and U.S. Systems
VI. Applications, Training & Software
VII. Closing Comments

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