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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 2,200 documents, which have been carefully categorized by the NRFSN to highlight topics and ecosystems important in the Northern Rockies Region. Categorized resources include records from the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive.

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In a presentation to the USDA Forest Service's national Fire and Aviation Staff, Gleason provides a clear overview of his proposed Lookouts, Communication, Escape Routes, Safety Zones (LCES) method of training firefighters for greater safety. After defining LCES, he discusses how it should be implemented on the ground. He emphasizes...
Author(s): Paul Gleason
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Management or Planning Document
During the afternoon of August 29, 1985, the Butte Fire made a high-intensity crown fire run, covering a distance of 2.22 km in one hour and 40 minutes, and forcing 73 fire fighters to deploy their protective fire shelters. This paper presents a retrospective analysis of the fire behavior in terms of the two major subsystems of the...
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Two mathematical models are given to determine the best locations for initial attack resources in terms of travel time: a linear programming model and a statistical model. An example for the Clearwater National Forest in Idaho illustrates some of the differences between the two models.
Author(s): Romain Mees
Year Published: 1986
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
On August 29, 1985, 73 firefighters were forced into safety zones, where they took refuge in their fire shelters for 1 to 2 hours while a very severe crown fire burned over them. The incident took place on the Butte Fire on the Salmon National Forest in Idaho. Five firefighters were hospitalized overnight for heat exhaustion, smoke...
Author(s): Richard C. Rothermel, Robert W. Mutch
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Presents preliminary results of a two-year study examining the pattern of Indian fires in western Montana's lower elevation forests. Interviews and historic journals were used to reconstruct the characteristics of aboriginal burning. Fire scar data from paired stands indicate substantial differences in fire frequency between Indian...
Author(s): Stephen W. Berrett
Year Published: 1980
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Problems being encountered in implementing fire prevention programs were explored by studying the organization for fire prevention at the Fish Lake, Uinta, and Wasatch National Forests in Utah. The study focused on role congruency in fire prevention activities and on the social and organizational obstacles to effective programs. The...
Author(s): John R. Christiansen
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
On August 21, 1937, the tragic Blackwater Fire caused the death of 15 firefighters, burning approximately 1,700 acres of National Forest System lands on the Shoshone National Forest, near Cody, Wyoming. An electrical storm occurred in the general vicinity of Blackwater Creek on Wednesday, August 18th causing a fire, which was not...
Author(s): Erle Kauffman
Year Published: 1937
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Rangeland Fire Protection Associations are unique partnerships wherein ranchers and the Bureau of Land Management work together to suppress rangeland wildfires. Using four case studies in Oregon and Idaho, we discuss the value and outcomes of this approach, as well as challenges and future implications for fire adaptation on the...
Type: Media : Webinar
In this video, discussions focused on fire management in the Wildland Urban Interface, fighfighter safety, and homeowner responsibilities and safety. Alan Tresemer, Captain, Painted Rocks Fire and Rescue Company, Sonny Stiger, retired USFS Fire and Fuels Management Specialist, Steve Arno, retired USFS research forester, and Bob...
Type: Media : Video
Communication networks are critical to effective coordination on complex wildfire incidents. This presentation will present research findings examining communication effectiveness in wildfire disaster response networks. Discussion will highlight the role of pre-existing relationships, common institutional affiliations, and...
Type: Media : Webinar

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These resources are compiled in partnership with the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).