Research highlights: Feedbacks between fire severity, vegetation structure and ecosystem flammability are understudied in highly fire-tolerant forests that are dominated by epicormic resprouters. We examined the relationships between the severity of...
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The fire behavior topic page contains resources and activities related to the study and management of the direction, spread and intensity of wildland fire.
Wildland Fire Library (firelibrary.org)
The Wildland Fire Library (firelibrary.org) is a collection of long-term assessments, fire progressions, fire behavior reports, and other documents and resources to support fire modeling and assessment of long-duration fires. Each file is tied to some event with a location, a start date, and background information. This site is operated by Rick Stratton and Jim Edmonds of the USFS National Office.
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Field-based fire studies in the equatorial Andes indicate that fires are strongly associated with biophysical and anthropogenic variables. However, fire controls and fire regimes at the regional scale remain undocumented. Therefore, this paper...
The tropics is an area with high incidence of wildfire all over the world in recent years, and the forest ecosystem in the tropics is extremely fragile. Thus, it is very important to identify drivers of wildfire in the tropics for developing effective...
In this paper, we present an experimental study at laboratory scale of a wind driven fire entering a lateral canyon perpendicular to the main fire spread direction. This study is inspired on a multiple fatalities accident occurred in Armamar (Portugal...
Wildfire is an environmental hazard that has both local and global effects, causing economic losses and various severe environmental problems. Due to the adverse effects of climate changes and anthropogenic activities, wildfire is anticipated more...
Wildfire behavior predictions typically suffer from significant uncertainty. However, wildfire modeling uncertainties remain largely unquantified in the literature, mainly due to computing constraints. New multifidelity techniques provide a promising...
Doug Shinneman, Research Ecologist with the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center will discuss fuel break science and data gaps and how we are addressing them; Russ Parsons, Research Ecologist with the US Forest Service will discuss...
Extreme wildfire events in recent years are shaking our established knowledge of how fire regimes respond to climate variables and how societies need to react to fire impacts. Albeit fires are stochastic and extreme in nature, the speed, intensity, and...
Adapting to the growing frequency of catastrophic wildfires in Greece and mitigating their effects is a complex socio-ecological problem. We used an online survey to query more than 100 engaged stakeholders who can potentially influence possible...
The Global Wildfire Information System is a joint initiative of the GEO and the Copernicus Work Programs. In the new GEO GWIS work program for the years 2020-2022 , the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) aims at bringing together existing...
3 vacancies in the following locations:
- Folkston, GA
- Sudbury, MA
- Burbank, WA
Wildland Fire Suppression:
- Provides oversight during initial and extended attack fires, directs fireline activities and tactics of dispersed firefighters, resources, equipment, and aircraft.
- Provides for follow-up actions to safely and effectively manage wildland fires.
- Assigns missions to ground and aviation wildland fire suppression resources. Makes efficient and effective use of multiple types of interagency wildland fire suppression resources with varying capabilities. Ensures common communications for interagency resources. Monitors weather and fire behavior, and communicates changes to strategy and tactics. Transfers command to an upper level Incident Management Team as necessary.
- Provides protection for life, property and resources. Selects strategies and tactics to ensure safe operations for assigned resources. Recognizes potential hazardous situations and provides operational briefings. Initiates contacts with federal, state, and/or local law enforcement personnel as necessary to close roads, evacuate structures, and deal with the public.
- Coordinates with dispatch office regarding current fire behavior and fire conditions, release of resources, and other logistical considerations.
- Responsible for the development of incident objectives and strategies and tactics, to provide for safe operations and cost effective incident management.
- Conducts After Action Reviews and makes adjustments or implements corrective actions.
- Serves as the lead for local level preparedness reviews. May serve as a subject matter expert for State and national level preparedness reviews.
- Responsible for ensuring that required documentation is completed and submitted by subordinates. Conducts audits, reviews and approves fire reports completed by others. Initiates cost share agreements for payment of expenses associated with individual incidents.
- May manage national wildland fire support resources (e.g., lnteragency Hotshot Crews, aviation assets, or other types of specialized modules).
- Performs, and supervises employees in a variety of fire management positions such as: fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations, and training programs.
- Ensures preparedness of wildland fire suppression equipment and personnel. Serves on preparedness review teams.
- Responsible for fire caches; maintains inventory and accountable property; positions equipment and personnel for the most efficient response; evaluates equipment and personnel needs; and develops and prioritizes equipment and personnel funding requests. May be responsible for subunit caches as appropriate.
- Conducts field reconnaissance of proposed prescribed burn units, makes recommendations on appropriate treatment techniques for meeting management objectives, drafts prescribed burn plans to meet those objectives and implements approved prescribed burn plans. Performs post-burn evaluation and completes documentation.
- Develops and revises interagency annual operating plans, annual budget requests, the fire management plan and operating procedures pertaining to preparedness, wildland fire suppression, and prescribed fire.
- Assists in wildland fire management planning, coordination and implementation including, but not limited to, fire assistance program coordination, interdisciplinary team participation, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other compliance document preparation, contracting, fire rehabilitation planning, and fire mitigation measures.
- Provides oversight and management for fire facilities within the zone/area. Assists in managing the budget for facility maintenance, supplies, and equipment. Requests long- and short-term funding for wildland fire facility maintenance and improvements.
- Coordinates wildland fire and aviation related training courses and serves as a lead instructor for 300-400 level courses at the local, regional and interagency levels. Coordinates wildland fire training needs for unit personnel and submits training nominations. Develops and delivers specific training for unique unit issues.
- May serve as the unit training officer.
- Responsible for hiring of seasonal employees, employee onboarding off boarding, and remedial HR actions.
- Reviews and approves fire reports. Conducts audits of reports entered by subordinates.
- May serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and may be responsible for the preparation of contract specifications and performance measures.
- May serve as the agency fire management representative at local cooperator meetings in the absence of the Fire Management Office or Assistant Fire Management Officer.
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, tenure-track position (75% Research and 25% Teaching) in fire modeling. The department is seeking a candidate to contribute to research related to understanding wildland fire behavior and risk in Oklahoma and the United States. Application and/or development of models to understand fire behavior at multiple spatial scales is required. Possible outcomes of research include improved management of fuels and smoke with prescribed fire, reduction of wildfire risk and mitigation of its effects to infrastructure, reduced impacts of smoke on human health, and improved ecosystem function. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with multidisciplinary faculty in natural resources, climatology, social science, and engineering to meet the needs of diverse stakeholder groups.
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The position will be filled by June 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available.
The Nature Conservation Council of NSW’s 12th Biennial Bushfire Conference, postponed from 2020 due to COVID-19 saftey restrictions, will now take place online as a virtual conference on:
Tuesday 4th of May, Wednesday 5th of May and Thursday 6th...
Presenter: Jeanette Cobian-Iñiguez, UC Merced
This online seminar series will cover the breadth of wildland fire research relevant to California and introduce researchers to new topics and research groups across the state. Topics will include...
The leadership of the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) plans to convene their 7th Science Team Meeting May 11 & 13, 2021, virtually. More information at ...
A Virtual Conference, for Real World Problems
Join the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) on a trip around the world through the lens of wildland fire. Across four days in May 2021, the IAWF will present real world risks and...
The Nebraska Prescribed Fire Council and its partners are pleased to announce the joint 3rd biennial Great Plains Fire Summit, 8th annual Nebraska Prescribed Fire Conference, and Patch Burn Grazing Working Group meeting on September 21 -23rd , 2021 in...
Resilient Colorado: Moving Forward in Evolving Wildfire Landscapes - In Person
Additional Pending Activities Include:
- Riparian Area Tours with Colorado Parks and Wildlife
- Meetings with Fire Adapted Colorado
- Networking with ...
Save the Date!
The 9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology in cooperation with Tall Timbers, will be held in the Florida Panhandle at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort,...
Sponsor: International Association for Fire Safety Science
Presenter: Elsa Pastor (UPC, Spain)
Part of the LOF&BE Webinar Series
Join the Fire Environment Continuing Education Subcommittee for their Spring Refresher Webinar.
• Fire Environment Poster
• Fire Behavior Pocket Guide
• Smoke Management Lessons Learned from 2020
• Fire in the...
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting a workshop that will feature a series of discussions with researchers, managers, tribes and adjacent landowners to improve wildfire management decision-making for the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge....
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service Research and Development
Overview - This virtual event over three consecutive mornings will explore the broader ecological, cultural, and social importance and impacts of fire in boreal systems, through both the historical and current lenses. Discussions will address the...
The 2021 AFSC Spring Fire Science Workshop will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams on March 24 from 1 to 3pm as part of the Springs Ops Interagency Meeting (...
Join the Northwest Fire Science Consortium for interactive presentations that bridge research and practice using the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy's three pillars: Resilient Ecosystems, Fire-Adapted Communities, and Safe &...
The Crown Managers Partnership is excited to announce that their 2021 Fire in the Crown of the Continent forum will be held virtually from March 22nd to March 26th. Be sure to register below to receive a unique invitation link and a calendar invite....
The 2021 Alaska Interagency Spring Operations Meeting will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams the week of March 22
The Loup River Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) returns this spring from March 21 to April 3, in Loup River Valley Nebraska.
Objectives: Conduct a series of burns in central Nebraska, provide experiential learning opportunities to...