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  DEP: Forest Fire Danger Report
The DEP's Forest Fire Control Office urges all who enjoy the use of Connecticut's parks, forests and open spaces, to use fires with caution and practice forest fire prevention tips especially during forest fire season.
Throughout the Spring forest fire season, DEP sends daily advisories on forest fire danger levels to DEP's state park forest field staff, municipalities, fire departments and the media.
Forest fire danger levels are classified at low, moderate, high, very high or extreme.
www.ct.gov /dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2222&q=320740&depNav_GID=1631   (282 words)

  Wildland Fire in Yellowstone   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fires may stimulate regeneration of sagebrush, aspen, and willows, but the interactions between these plants and fire is complicated by other influences such as grazing levels and climate.
Yellowstone’s fire management policy was the topic of heated debate, from the restaurants of park border towns to the halls of Congress.
Five of those fires were ignited outside the park, and 3 of them were human-caused fires that firefighters attempted to control from the beginning.
www.nps.gov /yell/nature/fire   (1401 words)

 Forest Resources
The Province took the lead role in forest fire management and suppression in 1975 and as a result significant purchases of new equipment, technology and aircraft was made.
Of the 153 fire occurrences in 2004, 65 were resident caused, 7 resulted from lightning, 6 by industrial operations, 20 fires were incendiary, 37 were recreation related, 9 was caused at a garbage dump and 9 were miscellaneous known.
The official forest fire season for the Island portion of the province commenced on May 14th and ended on September 19th, while in Labrador the season officially commenced on May 21th and ended on September 19th.
www.nr.gov.nl.ca /forestry/protection/fire_sup.stm   (626 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Forces of nature - Forest Fires
Most fires are caused by humans: 58 per cent of the wildfires that consume our forests and grasslands every year are caused by carelessness and could have been prevented.
Fire reduces the build-up of dead and decaying leaves, logs and needles that accumulate on the forest floor.
The fires spread quickly and, in the end, men and resources were moved in to douse the flames.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/forcesofnature/forestfires.html   (1456 words)

 Simulating Fire Patterns in Heterogeneous Landscapes
Fire moves to the 8 adjacent cells surrounding a burning cell based on the type of fuel burning, the type of fuel in the adjacent cell, current fuel moisture conditions, and the wind speed and direction.
The Forest Lake fire was reported to the park dispatcher by the Mt. Sheridan lookout at 1850 on August 29, 1981.
The Forest Lake fire was the fiftieth fire of the season, and 8 prescribed natural fires were already in progress within the park.
research.esd.ornl.gov /EMBYR/embyr.html   (1208 words)

 Forest Fire Facts and Questions - Forest Fire in Canada
Provincial and territorial fire agencies are responsible for fire-suppression activities.
Key issues in the discussion of fire suppression and level of protection relate to the use natural fire versus the role of protecting the forest.
Large fires are a natural and essential part of the boreal forest ecosystem.
fire.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca /facts_e.php   (315 words)

 index   (Site not responding. Last check: )
hell no. we respect all of the other bands and we appologize if you have been offended by forest fire in anyway.
casey was a big pinstripes fan long before becoming a forest fire member.
forest fire was started in november of 2004 as a joke simply to enter the sycamore battle of the bands.
www.geocities.com /forestfiremusic   (220 words)

 Department of Environmental Protection
The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is the agency responsible for protecting life and property, as well as the state's natural resources from wildfire.
It is important for the public to understand what the Forest Fire Service is responsible for, how it operates and serves them in the prevention and suppression of wildfires.
The goal is to limit the number of wildfires to under 2,000 annually and the acreage burned to less than one half of one percent (.5%) of the 3.15 million acres protected, or 15,750 acres.
www.state.nj.us /dep/parksandforests/fire   (248 words)

 CT DEP: Daily Forest Fire Danger   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The DEP's Forest Fire Control Office urges all who enjoy the use of Connecticut's parks, forests and open spaces, to use fires with caution and practice forest fire prevention tips especially during forest fire season.
Throughout the Spring forest fire season, DEP sends daily advisories on forest fire danger levels to DEP's state park forest field staff, municipalities, fire departments and the media.
Forest fire danger levels are classified at low, moderate, high, very high or extreme.
dep.state.ct.us /updates/forestf/firerpt.asp   (301 words)

 B.U. Center for Polymer Studies:JAVA Applets
But fire does not spread from one cluster to another, because it cannot jump across the space that separates clusters; there is no wind.
The fire starts along the left edge of the forest and spreads from one tree to another if they are neighbors (up, down, right, left) on the grid.
Unfortunately, your forest is located in a high-risk fire region; when the forest is grown, a blaze begins along the left edge.
polymer.bu.edu /java/java/blaze/blaze.html   (1463 words)

 CNN.com - Feds charge forestry worker with starting fire - June 17, 2002
She apparently thought the fire had been extinguished and left it only to find later that it was spreading, they said.
Officials declared the 33,000-acre Trinidad Complex of two fires on the New Mexico state line 100 percent contained Saturday, and most of the threat to populated areas was over for the 12,000-acre Coal Seam fire, about 160 miles west of Denver.
Mixon said the Miracle Fire Complex to the north, near Grand Junction, was now 100 percent contained, and firefighters expect to have complete control of the fire by the end of Sunday.
archives.cnn.com /2002/US/06/16/colorado.fires   (752 words)

 Gila National Forest - Newsroom: News Release Details
Three new fires were reported yesterday, as a result of a lightning storm that moved through the area earlier in the day.
In a preliminary assessment of the area, fire managers have indicated that the Granny Fire has good potential to be a “managed fire.” “The predicted rate of spread and direction would have the fire moving directly into several old burns in the area.
Sometimes, fire suppression tactics may be introduced at various times during the life of the fire to ensure that it remains within pre-designated boundaries and does not pose a threat to high value resource areas or private property.
www2.srs.fs.fed.us /r3/gila/news/newsdetails.asp?newsid=103   (461 words)

 Forest Fires   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fire is traditionally used by the shifting cultivators and small-scale farmers as a tool for clearing land in the Southeast asian region.
The fires which occurred primarily in the Sumatra and Borneo islands and aggravated by the drought due to the El Nino Southern Oscillation phenomenon, resulted in increased aerosol loading (smoke-haze) over the region.
The environmental impacts of the fires include the loss of biodiversity, loss of forests as carbon sinks and emission of greenhouse gases which may influence the global climatic systems.
www.crisp.nus.edu.sg /forest_fire/fire.html   (298 words)

 Prescribed Fire
Fire has been used by professional foresters to reduce hazardous fuels since the turn of the century.
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.
www.pfmt.org /standman/prescrib.htm   (3209 words)

 Forest Fires and Forest Fire Emergency Dialer Alert Service with Emergency Notification and Emergency Response plus ...
Remote communities have used this technology to warn residents when the forest service planned a controlled burn, preventing a rash of 911 and emergency calls by concerned citizens.
Parsons notified community residents living adjacent to a controlled burn area, thus preventing the local fire department from receiving a rash of false forest fire reports.
This forest fire early warning and emergency broadcast service is easy to use.
www.911broadcast.com /forest-fires.htm   (797 words)

 Tahoe National Forest - Fire and Aviation
There are no current active fires on the Tahoe NF During active wildfires or other incidents, current information will be posted on the Tahoe NF InciWeb page.
The National Fire Plan is a long-term investment that will help protect communities and natural resources, and most importantly, the lives of firefighters and the public.
On August 29, the forest was spared, but other parts of California were hit hard.
www.fs.fed.us /r5/tahoe/fire   (439 words)

 Facts Causes Clear Cuts Forest Fire Devastation Pictures
Proper forest management, which includes prescribed burns and areas of strip clear cuts, increases the habitat for all types of wildlife, whereas hot burning forest fires sterilizes the soil and nothing grows, or lives there, for many years.
Environmentalist pressures, sporadic forest fire suppression policies, build up of dead trees, both standing and down, urban sprawl, mountain retreats, housing developments next to, or surrounded by, national forests, basically nonexistent logging in national forests, etc. have created an environment in which forest fires are difficult, if not impossible, to control.
The following forest fire stats from the Wildland Fire Statistics reveal that the total cost of fighting fires on our national wildland in the year 2000 was $1,362,367,000 dollars…ten percent higher than the previous three years combined.
www.thefurtrapper.com /forest_fires.htm   (2130 words)

 Black Forest Fire/Rescue
If you’re planning to have an outdoor fire, even in a metal fire pit or outdoor chimney, you must notify the local authorities 24 hours in advance.
The fire trucks inside must be able to leave at any moment.
If a car is blocking the garage doors, the fire department may have no choice but to have that vehicle towed.
www.bffire.org   (408 words)

 Forest Fires--Ecology lesson plan (grades 9-12)--DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A surface fire is one that primarily burns undergrowth and leaf litter.
The policy of blanket fire suppression has not only disrupted plant succession patterns in the forest and limited the variety of habitat available to animals but also resulted in a tremendous buildup of forest underbrush and litter.
This pictorial essay of the vast fires that burned nearly a quarter million acres of forest in Yellowstone National Park in 1988, explains how naturalist have come to appreciate the role of fire in the natural evolution of a healthy ecosystem.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/forestfires   (2005 words)

 Fire Control   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 476 rural fire districts (East and West) which blanket the state collectively have over 14,000 firefighters.
Through a cooperative program with the U.S. Forest Service, we are able to acquire, recondition and assign for firefighting, vehicles which have become excess to the needs of the federal government.
Community Master planning is done with the local fire officials to help them insure that their needs will be continue to be met in the future.
www.nfs.unl.edu /firemain.htm   (932 words)

 Montana Fire Information
The impact of the fires to the wild lands in Montana is reported by the National Interagency Fire Center to be 2,369 individual fires effecting 945,519 acres of land.
Fires are a part of the natural life-cycle in the coniferous forests of the northern Rockies; in many burned areas regeneration is already happening.
Re-seeding with native plants and trees, as well as the falling of dead trees in a crisscross pattern on steep hillsides prevents the errosion of forest topsoil, thereby protecting the integrity of terrain and watersheds.
travel.state.mt.us /fire.htm   (400 words)

 Forest Fire In The U. S. Northern Rockies - Fire Effects
But fire has long been a fact of life in northern Rocky Mountain forests, changing the nature of these communities, repeatedly, over millennia.
Fire is by far the most important agent of disturbance in northern Rocky Mountain forests and has been so for thousands of years.
And fire-caused changes in forest development affect the abundances and distributions of other creatures, from microbes to megafauna, within the region.
www.northernrockiesfire.org /effects.htm   (510 words)

 Forest Fire Protection - PA Bureau of Forestry
The Division of Forest Fire Protection is responsible for the prevention and suppression of wildfire on the 17,000,000 acres of wildlands throughout the Commonwealth.
The Division maintains a fire detection system and works with fire wardens and volunteer fire departments to insure that they are trained in the latest advances in fire prevention and suppression.
It is also responsible for the processing and collection of all fire claims and for providing trained fire suppression personnel for use in other states during wildfire emergencies.
www.dcnr.state.pa.us /forestry/ffp   (222 words)

 Forest Home Fire Safety
Volunteers must reach the fire station from home or work, start the fire vehicles and drive to the fire scene.
The fire scene may be quite far from the station.
Fire crews and equipment often are overwhelmed by the task of fighting a rapidly advancing wildfire.
www.ext.colostate.edu /pubs/natres/06304.html   (937 words)

 Forest fire research
For the fire-atmosphere study, one of Clark's atmospheric models was coupled, or connected, with a model of dry eucalyptus forest fires (a major threat in Australia).
Interactions between forest fires and airflow are highly nonlinear [unstable], and radiation and combustion properties are not fully understood." Using the coupled model, the scientists were able to examine a variety of wind speeds and observe--at resolutions as fine as 20 meters--how a fire's development can alter the circulation around it.
A fire's pattern of growth depends not only on large-scale winds but on the balance between those winds and a fire's heat output.
www.cyberwest.com /cw09/v9scwst3.html   (725 words)

 Forest Fire Prevention
While fire can play a beneficial role in the forest ecosystem, it can be a destructive force that endangers our natural resources, our property, and even our lives.
Most of these fires can be eliminated if safe burning rules are followed.
Even if we were to prevent all human caused fires, the remaining 13% are caused by lightning, so not all fires can be prevented.
www.wa.gov /dnr/htdocs/rp/prevent.htm   (351 words)

 Forest Fire Management
The final three components are fire behavior indexes, representing rate of spread, amount of available fuel, and fire intensity; their values increase as fire weather severity worsens.
This code is a useful indicator of seasonal drought effects on forest fuels, and amount of smouldering in deep duff layers and large logs.
It is suitable as a general index of fire danger throughout the forested areas of Canada.
www.gov.ns.ca /natr/protection/wildfire/fwi   (466 words)

 National Weather Service Forecast Office - Green Bay, WI   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The story of the Peshtigo Fire, gleaned from survivor accounts and conjecture, is that railroad workers clearing land for tracks that Sunday evening started a brush fire which, somehow, became an inferno.
The fire produced countless stories of heroics and tragedy, which are collected at the research center, as well as the Peshtigo Fire Museum in downtown Peshtigo.
People said the Peshtigo River was the only haven from the fire, and one 13 year-old German immigrant girl said she held onto the horn of a cow all night in the river to survive.
www.crh.noaa.gov /grb/PeshtigoFire.html   (491 words)

 New Mexico Fire Information
The Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District, plans to burn a total of 1,000 acres located in the eastern part of the Magdalena Mountains.
Santa Fe National Forest fire managers will be taking advantage of good weather this fall to conduct precribed burns on the Coyote, Cuba, and Jemez Ranger Districts.
In the event of a fire, firefighters would have to focus, in part, on putting out a fire in a woodpile near a house, instead of concentrating their efforts on fighting a structure fire.
www.nmfireinfo.com   (795 words)

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