Online courses provided by the Wildland Fire Management Research, Development, & Application Fuels and Fire Ecology Group.
This companion course to the 40 Fire Behavior Fuel Model course describes the history of nomographs and the use of the new nomographs format for estimating fire behavior (see below course objectives for details).
The Wildland Fire Assessment Tool course will familiarize you with the background of the tool, its function, and its application potential. You will also gain practice using the tool through a hands-on exercise. With this knowledge, you will be able to use the tool for your own projects and create informative visual representations of potential fire behavior and fire effects.
This course was designed to assist users in understanding and applying the Scott and Burgan (2005) 40 Fire Behavior Fuel Models. The course provides the participant with an overview of the FBFM40, discusses the resources available to assist in learning about these fire behavior fuel models, and explains the process for selecting the appropriate fuel model.
Successful completion of this course will provide you with an understanding of Fuel Loading Models, or FLMs – a new classification system for predicting fire effects (such as smoke and fuel consumption) from on-site surface fuel. You’ll learn the background and structure of the system and will learn how to identify FLMs in the field. The course also includes a tutorial, discusses applications, and provides management advice for using the FLM system.
This course provides essential information on FCCS and instruction on how to download, install, & use the FCCS software. The course also covers real-world applications of FCCS and includes an exercise.