NWCG - Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology
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  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)


This glossary provides the wildland fire and fire use communities a single source for wildland fire, prescribed fire, fire use and incident management terminology commonly used by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and its Working Teams. The NWCG has directed that all NWCG document glossaries will be based upon the Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology for the purpose of maintaining definition consistency and clarity among documents.

[This glossary is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]

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