Fire Behavior Portal

Definition: The manner in which a fire reacts to the influences of fuel, weather, and topography.
(National Wildfire Coordinating Group / Fire Research And Management Exchange System)

The fire behavior topic page contains resources and activities related to the study and management of the direction, spread and intensity of wildland fire.

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Wildland Fire Library (

The Wildland Fire Library ( 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.

Upcoming Events

Postponed until 2021 - 3rd Great Plains Fire Summit
Sandhills Convention Center
September 22, 2020 (All day) to September 24, 2020 (All day)

Interagency Fall Fire Review and AFSC Fall Fire Science Workshop
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October 5, 2020 (All day) to October 8, 2020 (All day)