FireWorks Videos

These short videos provide a glimpse of contents of select FireWorks activities. They are meant to provide the general concept, rather than the entire activity.

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Matchstick Forest Model: Effect of Stand Density on Fire Behavior
Demonstration of the Matchstick Forest Model with different stand densities.
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Matchstick Forest Model: Effect of Slope on Fire Behavior
Demonstration of the Matchstick Forest Model with different slopes.
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Tinker Tree Derby
Demonstration of the Tinker Tree Derby with different shaped tree crowns.
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Heating a Serotinous Cone
Watch a serotinous Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine cone heat up and open.
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Pyrolysis Of A Candle
This slow-motion video shows a match igniting the gaseous molecules that were produced through pyrolysis.
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Interview about Wildland Fire Science (Sept. 2020)
This 15-minute interview with the director of the USFS Fire Lab’s Fire, Fuels, and Smoke Sciences Program provides an overview about the fire situation in the United States. It covers the components of the Fire Behavior (Environment) Triangle with specific attention to fuels and what we can do about it.
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