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New Calculations for Wildland Firefighter Safety Zones


New research conducted by Bret Butler and funded by JFSP reports safe separation distances on slopes. This new research should be used to provide an extra margin of safety for all wildland fire personnel.
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Synthesis of Crown Fire
Behavior in Conifer Forests
Special Issue of Fire Management Today includes
8 articles intended to increase the understanding
of how fire regimes relate to crown fires and
improve management of extreme fire behavior.
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Funding Opportunity Notice - The 2015 Joint Fire Science Program Research Funding Opportunities are OPEN. Seven research topic areas have been identified for funding. Graduate Student Innovation Awards (GRIN) are also available for a variety of fire topics. Read more and apply

Understanding Wildland Fire Behavior Project - All wildland firefighters are encouraged to share their stories and experience with unexpected or extreme wildfire behavior to helpunderstand wildfire behavior changes and what they mean for firefighters. Read more and share

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