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  USFWS Alaska: Fire Management
Fire impact is the overall effect of a fire on an ecosystem, including the effect on vegetation and soils.
Fire impact is determined by the amount of organic soil material (decaying plant and animal matter, roots, etc.) removed by a fire.
Fires in the tundra typically burn in a spotty, erratic pattern, leaving islands of vegetation unburned.
www.r7.fws.gov /fire/role/unit2/firehunt.cfm   (2107 words)

 Sherpa Guides | Georgia | The Natural Georgia Series | Fire Forest | The Natural History of the Fire Forest
One of the reasons fire frequently spreads in the longleaf pine ecosystem is the ease with which longleaf needles and native bunch grasses (primarily wiregrass) burn.
Fire releases many of the nutrients in a pulse of ash, but nitrogen, a vital forest nutrient, is largely lost to the atmosphere.
Fire is unquestionably the major force sculpting the longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystem, yet it is the interaction of fire with landform, soil types, and hydrologic regimes that produces the incredibly diverse natural gardens of the southeastern Coastal Plain.
sherpaguides.com /georgia/fire_forest/natural_history   (4264 words)

 Town of Hull, MA - More Heating Fire Safety Information
State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan was joined at both eastern and a western Massachusetts press conference by fire officials and Commissioner of Public Safety Thomas G. Gatzunis to promote safe heating this winter.
Fire deaths have been declining for decades and last year reached an all time post WWII low of 52 fire deaths in Massachusetts.
If the fire is too low, creosote may accumulate in the chimney and eventually cause a fire.
www.town.hull.ma.us /Public_Documents/HullMA_Fire/S0070EEAB   (844 words)

 Fire Department - Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
The global information system established within the engineering department is being utilized in the fire service to produce maps and reports about town properties that the firefighters overlay with information garnered during surveys.
The program is free, due to the generous contribution of detectors by the State Department of Fire Services, batteries direct from the Energizer Bunny, and the cooperation of the firefighters.
Fire Prevention Education is an important function within the Fire Department.
www.shrewsbury-ma.gov /fire/index.asp   (1641 words)

Fire Department units are dispatched according to information received by the 9-1-1 operator.
There may be three fire department vehicles on the scene for what appears to be a "simple" incident.
Firefighters may go ahead of the fire on a roof, cut holes to access the attic and stop the fire from spreading through the attic.
phoenix.gov /fire/firefaq.html   (775 words)

 ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES. The Science of Wildfire - Without Fire
The use of fire as a means for cooking, heating, and hunting was one of the first major developments of human civilization.
Fire is one of nature's most essential agents of change, and mankind has often used fire in this capacity.
Ecosystems that were dependent on fire to thin the forest canopy and cultivate the forest floor have been transformed, and sunlight-dependent native plant species have been overtaken by the shade-tolerant.
www.smokeybear.com /without.asp   (413 words)

 NCRVFC - Children's Fire Safety House
Fire extinguishers put out fires by removing one of the three elements from the equation.
Smoke detectors are designed to warn of fire danger in time to allow for escape or call for help - especially at night (when most fires occur).
The elimination of all fire hazards is the key to any effective fire safety program.
www.ncrvfc.com /firesafety.html   (869 words)

 Fire Report Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 12, July 21, 1997, Page 1
As forest fuels accumulate, the fire services have the responsibility to protect the forest resources and the structures which are being built in the wildland/urban interface.
Chaparral is treated by prescribed fire in wildland/urban interface areas where fuel accumulation is a significant threat to structures.
The majority of the large fire acreage burned (15,021 acres) occurred in areas that were eligible for prescribed burning but had not been burned during the previous 3-year period.
home.texoma.net /~firereport/fr2-12-1.htm   (1040 words)

 Prescribed Fire
A prescribed fire that does not accomplish ifs intended objective(s) is a loss of both time and money, and it may be necessary to reburn as soon as sufficient fuel accumulates.
Prescribed fire has been successfully used under very exacting fuel and weather conditions to control cone insects such as the white pine cone beetle (Conophthorus coniperda) while the pest is overwintering in cones on the ground.
Using fire to manage landscapes and enhance scenic values requires judiciously planned and executed bums, especially where exposure to the public is great.
www.pfmt.org /standman/prescrib.htm   (3209 words)

 Fire Department - Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Fires in the home involving children and older adults are often preventable.
Of these fire casualties, almost half were under the age of five and 70 percent were under the age of 10.
Over 80 percent of older adult fire casualties were between the ages of 65 and 84.
www.stevelevine.com /gov-site/fire/index.asp   (1601 words)

 Pinedale area fires, Pinedale Online
This lightning-caused fire was detected August 2nd and is being managed as a wildland fire for resource benefit.
Unlike suppression activities on most forest fires, the Divide Fire is being managed to help remove the buildup of dead, rotting trees on the ground and to create a mosiac of vegetation that will ultimately benefit wildlife and reduce larger fires that often sweep through uniform aged forest.
Fire monitoring personnel and wilderness rangers are patrolling the closures.
www.pinedaleonline.com /fires.htm   (829 words)

 FEMA: Are You Ready?
Fire spreads quickly; there is no time to gather valuables or make a phone call.
Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio.
Teach family members to stay low to the floor (where the air is safer in a fire) when escaping from a fire.
www.fema.gov /areyouready/fire.shtm   (1204 words)

 The City of Beaumont Fire Department
Fire Explorers learn teamwork, camaraderie, responsibility, and goal setting through classroom and hands on training that are taught by the experienced firefighting staff, and other professionals throughout the communities.
The requirements for becoming a Fire Explorer are, 1) Your son or daughter must be at least 14 years of age and have completed the 8th grade, and 2) A minimum grade point average of a 2.0.
Wild fires caused by fireworks are not the only danger; fireworks set off in the "safety" of the neighborhood sidewalk can easily land on a house or a car, which can start a fire.
www.ci.beaumont.ca.us /firedepartment.htm   (7957 words)

 Forest Fire in the American Southwest-Fuel Loads
A century of general fire absence in western ponderosa pine forests has led to large accumulations of highly flammable fuels.
Under the former regime of frequent, low-intensity fire, rapid buildups of highly flammable fuel in the form of resprouting grasses and needle cast were regularly consumed.
Returning fire to the maintenance role it once played can often not be done safely and effectively without first thinning dense stands.
forestfire.nau.edu /fuelloads.htm   (761 words)

 $108 million Hanford fire suit filed
The suit also charges that the fire is responsible for two deaths -- the first time such allegations have surfaced publicly.
Abigail Kimberly Grace Bevan-Church, born shortly after her mother survived the fire, died within hours from complications that lawyers will try to prove were caused by fire-related stress.
At issue are the government's fire management efforts before and during what became known as the 24 Command Fire.
www.tri-cityherald.com /news/2002/1224/story6.html   (1087 words)

 Glynn County Fire Department - FAQs
The Glynn County Fire Departments Ambulance personnel are firefighters and perform firefighting duties in addition to medical duties.
We will, however provide a fire truck and firefighter at community oriented functions provided that we are allowed enough time to schedule the event with our personnel.
By venting the window of a room that is on fire, it actually helps to contain the fire within that room of origin.
www.glynncountyfiredept.org /FAQ.htm   (1455 words)

 Mount Olive Township Fire Prevention
The primary goal of the Fire Marshal's Office is to prevent fires by assuring that all publicly occupied structures are maintained in accordance with nationally recognized fire safety standards.
Another important function of the Fire Marshal’s Office is to respond and investigate all reported fires or explosions occurring within Mount Olive Township.
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance- these must be maintained tested yearly, the testing company will place a tag on each extinguisher showing when the last test date was.
www.mountolivetownship.com /fire_prevention.html   (792 words)

 Lisbon Fire Department, Lisbon Wisconsin - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Lisbon Fire Department members: to gain access to the "Members Only" section of this website, please enter the following information: The login/username is the combination of the door between the apparatus bay and the offices.
The Lisbon Fire Department is committed to maintaining a state of readiness to meet the needs of the community.
The Lisbon Fire Department is proud to be a leader among peer departments, meeting challenges with determination.
www.lisbonfire.com   (641 words)

 County Of Marin: Fire Department  -  Programs
Each fire engine was equipped with this life saving cardiac tool which allows first responders to convert patients in full cardiac arrest into a life saving cardiac rhythm.
The Marin County Fire Department Bureau of Prevention and Investigation supervised by the Fire Marshal is charged with two primary functions aimed at minimizing or preventing damage to life and assets as a result of fire.
To accomplish this goal, the Marin County Fire Department hired a fire captain specialist to assess wildland fire hazards in the county.
www.co.marin.ca.us /depts/FR/main/fire/services.cfm   (2965 words)

 Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health: WILDLAND FIRE INFORMATION
The remaining three components are fire behavior indexes which represent the rate of fire spread, the fuel available for combustion, and the frontal fire intensity; their values rise as the fire danger increases.
The fires have originated from timber and plantation companies burning land (often illegally) Conditions in the region are unusually dry because of a severe El Nino event, hastening the spread of the fire.
Seed banks accumulate either in serotinous cones and fruits, where seeds are maintained in a quiescent state within the canopy, or in the soil, where deep dormancy delays germination until fire.
www.angelfire.com /biz3/news/wildfires.html   (2875 words)

 State Fire Chief's Association of Virginia
Because industry is constantly updating its fire protection, it is not unusual for plants and factories to accumulate surplus fire equipment.
Every year, quality fire equipment, including hoses, fire trucks, protective clothing and breathing apparatus worth millions of dollars are destroyed instead of being donated to volunteer fire departments in order to avoid civil liability lawsuits.
Prior to this legislation, companies and wealthier fire departments in Texas had refrained from donating their used equipment for fear of potential lawsuits.
www.cstone.net /~sfcav/action_alert_goodsamaritan.htm   (890 words)

 Sterling Colorado - Public Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The mission of the Sterling Fire Department (SFD) is to protect the lives and economic well being of the people of Sterling from the effects of fires, accidents and related emergencies.
The ISO public fire protection classification is used to help set property insurance rates using a 1 to 10 scale.
Fire extinguishers should be mounted in the bracket provided in a readily accessible location.
www.sterlingcolo.com /pubsafe/ps_fire.htm   (894 words)

 PFT and NFP Help - Intro
Wildland Fire Use is the management of naturally ignited wildland fires to accomplish specific prestated resource management objectives in predefined geographic areas.
These treatments, a variety of fire and non-fire techniques, include, but are not limited to, mechanical, chemical, biological, and manual methods, and prescribed fire and wildland fire use.
Wildland Fuel: Combustible material that can be consumed by fire which includes naturally occurring live and dead vegetation, such as grass, leaves, ground litter, plants, shrubs and trees, and excessive buildups of these materials resulting from resource management and other land use activities, as well as from natural plant growth and succession.
wildfire.usgs.gov /NFPmaps/help/introhelp.html   (648 words)

 Millington, Tennessee ~ Fire Department
The mission of the Millington Fire Department is the protection of life and property from the adverse effects of fires, medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions through fire suppression, rescue, disaster preparedness, fire prevention and community education.
The Millington Fire Department was formed in 1903 as a Volunteer Department and remained as such until the early 50's when the first fulltime firefighter was hired.
A fulltime Fire Chief was appointed in 1970.
www.ci.millington.tn.us /fire.html   (824 words)

 ..::xenomorphic.co.uk::.. Education Powered by 3d-Palace.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
These areas would consist of places where the fire would accumulate, such as corners of rooms, where the fire collides with additional objects, and especially where the fire is emitted as this would be the brightest point.
The Fire map is overlaid using a Shellac material on top of a dark material to keep the high intensity multiplied illumination but to also add some opacity to the overall material.
Finally, a roof (or floor) plane with a self-illumination gradient is added and positioned to clip the base of the fire geometry to remove the outer corners of the fire which have not been displaced.
www.3d-palace.com /xenomorphic/education/doc_gaseousfire.htm   (1446 words)

 Accumulate and fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Accumulate and fire" is a programming style in which the program sets a number of global variables or objects, then invokes subroutines or methods which operate on the globally set values.
Some older programming languages make this style hard to avoid: this is the only way of passing arguments to a paragraph in BASIC (using GOSUB) or COBOL.
Accumulate and fire is considered an example of an anti-pattern.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Accumulate_and_fire   (173 words)

 Renzi (AZ01) - Press Release - Renzi Announces Emergency Fire Grant for Sedona
The grant will allow fire officials to accumulate an emergency expense account that will be reimbursed by the federal government as a 75 percent cost share agreement until the fire is under control.
The Brins Fire began on Sunday, June 18, 2006 in the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness about one mile north of Sedona.
Currently there are more than 200 people on scene as part of three fire crews, 4 air tankers, 4 helicopters, 21 engines and three water tenders.
www.house.gov /apps/list/press/az01_renzi/SedonaFireGrant.html   (221 words)

State Fire Marshal Coan said, “There are two things we are worried about this winter: preventing both fires and carbon monoxide poisonings.” He added, “With the expected spike in winter heating costs, we are worried that people will turn to alternative heating sources with disastrous results”
Fire deaths have been declining for decades and last year reached an all time post WWII low of 52 fire deaths in
If you must use an extension cord to place it 3 feet away from something that can catch fire, make sure it is a heavy duty cord marked with a power rating at least as high as the one on the heater itself.
www.southboroughfire.org /heating_equipment_safety1.htm   (1348 words)

 accumulate - OneLook Dictionary Search
Accumulate : Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics [home, info]
Phrases that include accumulate: accumulate and fire, accumulate on the surface of, bio accumulate, multiply accumulate
Words similar to accumulate: amass, hoard, accumulated, accumulating, collect, compile, conglomerate, cumulate, gather, pile up, pull in, save, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=accumulate   (204 words)

 Fire Ecology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Until recent years forest fires have been viewed as a destructive influence on forests and extreme measure were taken to put them out and keep them from spreading.
In some areas fire suppression can result in the invasion of woody species and displacement of herbaceous species, which in turn affects animal populations and the rest of the ecosystem.
Despite the overwhelming evidence that fire suppression is generally deleterious to the ecosystem, we continue to put out most forest fires.
www.cs.hmc.edu /~sweil/bio52/3/prevention.html   (322 words)

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