Project Manager(s):
  • Patricia L. Andrews
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Collin D. Bevins
    Systems for Environmental Management
  • Faith Ann Heinsch
    US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
  • Deb Tirmenstein
    Synergy Staffing
  • Erin K. Noonan-Wright
    Wildland Fire Management RD&A
  • Roberta A. Bartlette
    US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
  • Joe H. Scott
  • Robert C. Seli
  • Tobin Kelley
  • Donald W. Carlton
    Fire Program Solutions, LLC
  • Dave Custer
Funding Source(s):
  • Systems for Environmental Management
  • US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, Fire Behavior Research Work Unit
  • US Forest Service, S&PF, Fire and Aviation Management
  • Joint Fire Science Program

Cataloging Information

  • BehavePlus
  • fire behavior prediction model
  • fire management planning
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Record Last Modified: January 24, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 7118


The BehavePlus fire modeling system is a program for personal computers that is a collection of mathematical models that describe fire and the fire environment. It is a flexible system that produces tables, graphs, and simple diagrams. It can be used for a multitude of fire management applications including projecting the behavior of an ongoing fire, planning prescribed fire, and training. BehavePlus is the successor to the BEHAVE fire behavior prediction and fuel modeling system. Primary modeling capabilities include surface fire spread and intensity, safety zone size, size of point source fire, fire containment, spotting distance, crown scorch height, tree mortality, and probability of ignition.