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    Physics of Wildland Firefighting

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    of another by wildland fires. Even if a community is not directly involved with the fire itself, chances are that some of its members have gone to help fight wildland fires in other areas of the country by providing manpower, financial support, or other humanitarian aid. Policies regarding the handling of wildland fires continue to change and evolve as new information is learned each fire season. Attitudes have changed between complete wildland fire suppression to no suppression at all. We now

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    Understanding Wildfire Suppression

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    tool of fire. It has helped man become a dominant species, and without it we would not be as populated as we are today. It has blessed man with its existence but in today's world, fire has become a more fatal problem. The problem is wildfires. According to the Bureau of Land Management, about 2,700 wildfires occur in an average year on the BLM's lands ("Fire Management…"). These wildfires pose a serious problem, and how to suppress them is vital to the understanding of our nation's fire risk.

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    Rekindle Dynamics

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    the scope and complexity of a forest fire (Van Wagner [1]). Rekindles or reignitions that reburn an area over which a previous fire has passed but leaving fuel that later ignites due to latent heat, sparks, or embers (NWCG [2]) is an amazing part of that phenomena. For instance fuel complexes that exhibit heavy fuel loads and deep organic layers. Namely under the decomposing leaf litter there are a compact organic horizon in which the ground or subsurface fires will remain burning slowly (Lourenço

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    Wildfire Mitigation

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    the Western forests' fire system since the settlement by the Europeans and now we are experiencing the consequences of those changes. During the summer of 2002, 6.9 million acres of forests was burnt up in the West (Wildland Fires, 1). This figure is two times the ten year annual average, and it does not look like next summer will be any better (Wildfire Season, 1). Foresters have been trying to restore the forests back to their original conditions by thinning and prescribed fires but have encountered

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    this changed when large fires in Montana and Idaho destroyed large plots of land and left 87 people dead. The suppression techniques used after this point resulted in excessive build up of underbrush which in turn caused larger wildfires (Weeks 2013). As quoted by Weeks (2013) Stephen Pyne, who studies the historical impact of wildfires, says “to remove fire abruptly may be as serious a culture and ecological event as introducing it suddenly” (p 42). In the last century fires known as recurring surface

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    The Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire

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    short excerpt of those who fought and died due to the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire. “The “Triangle” Company… With blood this name will be written in the history of the American workers’ movement, and with feel will this history recall the names of the strikers of this shop—of the crusaders.”— Jewish Daily Forward (Drehle) On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire broke out. Proper workers’ rights and fire prevention installations were not in place or were not followed. There were no

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    The Iroquois Theater Fire

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    The Iroquois Theater fire This horrible incident took place in a theater where the audience was cast of 2000 women and children. School had been out for Christmas and that gave incentive to many of them to show up to the Wednesday matinee performance of Mr. Blue beard. Later during half way of the show, a spark from a spotlight fell down onto the curtains which caused the fire to start, having the curtain fall down onto those on the stage. The crowd bolted out in chaos, even though there were 27

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    Halon Vs PhostrEx

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    Halon has been the choice for aviation around the world for years, but it’s known for effects of depleting the ozone and is evaluated for human health concerns. In results, this gives the Aviation community a different approach when using Halon fire suppression systems aboard aircraft and finding its replacement agent. But finding a replacement agent will not be easy due to the current use of halon on board aircraft around the world. Task groups which are a part of the International Halon Replacement

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    Halon

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    bromochlorodifluoromethane, CBrClF2, which is used in portable systems. Halons are synthetic gases, grouped under the category of halogenated hydrocarbons, that exhibit exceptional fire-fighting and explosion prevention/suppression effectiveness when appropriately applied. Halon chemically interferes with the combustion process of fire resulting in extinguishment. Halon is stored as a liquid, which then vaporizes into a gas. Its boiling point is negative 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Halon in non-conductive

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    cover how UAVs can be used for surveillance and reconnaissance in fire hunting, how UAVs are used in fire hunting, and mainly cover the need and potential benefits of using these as a tool. Lastly, this report will also cover current laws set into place that allow for use of civilian drones and give a more in depth look as why this is simply not enough. AUDIENCE SCENARIO The primary target audience for this scenario is the Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC). WFEC is a discretionary advisory committee

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