Applying Cohesive Strategy principles by connecting economic incentives with other drivers of change.
By Kori Blankenship, Anthony Beauchaine, Don Helmbrecht and Jeannie Patton Keeping fuel data current over time is an issue faced by many wildland fire managers. The landscape changes constantly – due to natural events like wildfires and hurricanes, and human activities, such as forest thinning, prescribed fire, and development – and such changes quickly render […]
A day of aerial ignition and ecosystem management in Virginia.
A regular series in 2017
An update of the “Problem Fires” analysis for the Pyrocene.
Research by Country Fire Authority (CFA, Victoria, Australia) tests crew protection systems to ensure survival during wildfire burnovers.
by Alex Spannuth The Kestrel 5500 feels, looks, and operates like it was designed for the fireline. With a tough exterior, bulky feel, and the transition to AA batteries, it fits in with most fire operations and apparatuses. Where the 5500 sets itself apart from the rest of fires’ un-user-friendly devices is the customization and […]
Learning from how we responded to and managed 10 major Australasian emergencies, from cyanide spills to major structure fires, from floods to bushfires.
When considering fire behavior, shouldn’t we also consider what can be the “wicked problem” of uncertainty? Here, researcher Rachel Quill offers a look at the uncertainty of wind and how it affects fire modeling.
One of the wickedest problems in wildfire management is firefighter safety, with no single solution offering the safety we require. Here, we offer an update on one aspect of the many entwined solutions essential for maintaining firefighter safety — the technology that helps protect us from the flames — featuring a short history of the emergency fire shelter and news on the multi-stage process for updating fire shelters.