The wildland fire system and challenges for engineering
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Mark A. Finney
Publication Year: 2021

Cataloging Information

  • fire suppression
  • innovation
  • mitigation
  • technology
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Record Last Modified: April 19, 2021
FRAMES Record Number: 61453


Recent wildland fire disasters have attracted interest from a variety of disciplines seeking to reduce impacts of fire on people and natural resources. Architecture, insurance and reinsurance, city and county government, and engineering sectors have contributed ideas to mitigate or avoid damage during wildland fires. This paper examines the modern wildland fire system in terms of the historical context for wildland fire, primarily in the US, and discusses some of the characteristics of this system and its human culture that affect the potential impact of innovations and engineering technologies.

Online Link(s):
Finney, Mark. 2021. The wildland fire system and challenges for engineering. Fire Safety Journal 120:103085.