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Steve Sutherland
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Fire Effects
Ecological - First Order
Ecological - Second Order
Fuel Treatments & Effects

NRFSN number: 11098
FRAMES RCS number: 641
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FOFEM 5.2 is a simple, yet versatile computer program that predicts first order fire effects using text and graphic outputs. It can be used in a variety of situations including: determining acceptable upper and lower fuel moistures for conducting prescribed burns, determining the number of acres that may be burned on a given day without exceeding particulate emission limits; comparing predicted fuels reduction for alternative prescribed burn scenarios; and predicting the effects of wildland fire. This fact sheet describes what inputs are needed to run FOFEM, the outputs that are produced, and how to download a copy from the internet.


Sutherland, Steve. 2004. Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; environmental consequences fact sheet 2: First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM). Res. Note RMRS-RN-23-2WWW. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.

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