The Canadian Forest Fire Behavior System is a systematic method for assessing wildland f1re behavior potential. The guide provides a simplified version of the system, presented in tabular format. It was prepared to assist staff in making first approximations of FBP system outputs when computer-based applications are not available. Quantitative estimates of head fire spread rate, fire intensity, type of fire, and elliptical fire area, perimeter, and perimeter growth rate are provided for sixteen discrete fuel types within five broad groupings (coniferous, deciduous, and mixed wood forests, logging slash, and grass), covering most of the major forest fuel types found in Canada. The FBP system is intended to supplement the experience and judgment of fire managers.
[This publication is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]