An Overview of Systems Used for Rating Fire Danger and Predicting Fire Behavior Used in Canada (2006)
Media Type: Slide Show
Date: March 2006

Cataloging Information

  • BUI - CFFDRS Buildup Index
  • 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: 61288


Presented for Lesson 30 of the S-590 Advanced Fire Behavior Interpretation Course at the National Advanced Resource Technology Center in Marana, Arizona, 5-17 March 2006.

Lesson Objectives:

  • Gather a cursory understanding of the philosophy and structure of the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS).
  • Identify the fundamental differences in modeling approaches and basic similarities in the operational application of the fire behavior prediction systems used in the U.S. & Canada.
  • Identify training courses provided to fire behavior analysts in Canada.
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