On April 6, 2020, the Fire Management Board (FMB) established the Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team (MPHAT) to address medical and health-related issues specific to the interagency administration of mission critical wildland fire management functions under a COVID-19 modified operating posture. The COVID-19 MPHAT is tasked with providing medical and public health expertise, advice, coordination, and collaboration with external subject matter experts and developing protocols and practices for all aspects of COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations. Guidance found on this page has been issued via FMB Memorandum. They may be updated as appropriate and necessary to respond to the evolving situations and work conditions surrounding COVID-19.
Fire Behavior Portal
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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The position serves as a senior technician located on a wildland fire module or crew within the fire management organization. The purpose of the position is to provide leadership and oversight of wildland fire suppression/management/control work as a seasoned, experienced firefighter on an engine, helitack, prescribed fire, or wildland fire module, or on a hand crew. As a developmental position, the employee is provided training and specific assignments to attain the full performance level.
Dr. Kai Zhu is recruiting 1-2 PhD student(s) starting in Fall 2021 in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The Zhu Lab works on research questions at the intersection of climate change, biodiversity, and ecosystem processes, using quantitative approaches such as remote sensing, species distribution models, and Bayesian statistical methods. Current research projects include (1) phenological responses to climate change and human activity in the Northern Hemisphere; (2) the biogeography of soil fungi in North America; and (3) wildfire propagation and forest regrowth in California. The Zhu Lab also collaborates with other research groups, such as the Peay Lab at Stanford University (https://mykophile.com) through a collaborative NSF grant (https://news.ucsc.edu/2019/09/zhu-nsf.html). More information is available at https://zhulab.ucsc.edu/.
Students are encouraged to develop their own projects, which is an essential part of their advancement as independent and creative researchers. Dr. Zhu expects students to have previous research experience and a strong background in ecology and environmental science, as well as math, statistics, and programming. However, in the Zhu Lab students will learn new methods and tools by attending classes, workshops, and working on projects, so the most important quality is the willingness to learn.
Interested students should contact Dr. Kai Zhu (kai dot zhu at ucsc dot edu) as early as possible and no later than the application deadline in December 2020 with the following information: (1) research experience, ideas, and questions; (2) motivations to pursue a PhD and long-term career goals; (3) why interested in the Environmental Studies Department at UCSC; and (4) current CV, academic transcript, and TOEFL score (if applicable).
With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions, as well as to share ideas, information, and solutions.
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Presenter: Ruddy Mell, USFS Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab
This webinar gives an overview of the current state, limitations, and future developments in wildland and wildland-urban interface fire behavior models.
The Big Rivers Forest Fire Management Compact is a partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa Departments of Natural Resources, and the USDA Forest Service's Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry...
Conference highlights include: timber tax workshop, latest developments in forest management products and services, cutting edge forest management practices, federal and state legislative update, certification of privately owned forests, and access to...
Theme of workshop 8: Using our knowledge of past fire regimes, current landscape conditions and lessons learned to manage for more-resilient landscapes with public support
The SBR FLN will meet at Unicoi State Park in Georgia....
Presenters: Nicole Vaillant and Erin Noonan-Wright, USFS-WWETAC and USFS-Wildland Fire Management RDA
Longevity of fuel treatment effectiveness to alter potential fire behavior is a critical question for managers preparing plans for fuel...
Presenter: Sandra Haire, University of Massachusetts
Determining the effects of land management on fire regime characteristics is complicated by the interaction of several factors that vary in space and time. First, fire size and frequency are...
Dr. Matt Reeves will present a webinar on a satellite based fuel updating protocol for estimating surface Fire Behavior Fuel Models for U.S. rangelands. Current fire behavior and decision support systems such as Wildand Fire Decision Support System (...
Presenter: Dr. Morgan Varner, Assistant Professor of Forestry at Mississippi State University
Dr. Morgan Varner will present results from laboratory burning and drying experiments in this Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Science Consortium...
In this 30-minute live-tweet session, Randy Swaty will introduce new LANDFIRE 2010 products and provide links to maps, videos, guides and more. A Twitter account is not needed to join in.
Presenter: Mark Finney, RMRS Missoula Fire Lab.
The Missoula Fire Lab offers a series of seminars which highlight the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program's six Focus Areas. The focus areas consist of research on Physical Fire Processes, Fuel...