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Access site. ALERTWildfire is a consortium of three universities — The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), University of California San Diego (UCSD), and the University of Oregon (UO) — providing access to...

Use of small unmanned aircraft on wildfire incidents

Webinar recording. Unmanned Aircraft, commonly called “Drones,” are being used more and more for public safety, research, etc. Falling prices, rising capabilities, and a favorable regulatory framework are all fueling this growth....

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Wildland fire smoke health effects on wildland firefighters and the public

View report. Using epidemiology studies to understand the exposure-response relationship for PM, this study found that firefighters were at an increased risk for long-term health effects from smoke exposure. The risk for...

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15th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and 5th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference

Visit conference website. It has been more than 20 years since the social impacts of wildfires have begun to draw significant attention from policymakers and land managers. And the adverse effects on...

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US National Fire Danger Rating System: Past, present, and future

View recording. This seminar was presented by W. Matt Jolly and recorded by the USFS, RMRS, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory.

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Trans-boundary wildfire risk

View story map. This study introduces a number of newer concepts and methods related to transboundary risk governance for the state of Arizona. The methods fill a gap in existing risk assessment...

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Comparing the US National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) with recorded fire occurrence and final fire size

View study. This study seeks to examine the relationships between a set of NFDRS fire danger indices (Fire Danger Ratings, Staffing Level and the Ignition Component) and measures of fire activity (fire...

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Wildfire smoke exposure and lower birth weights

View article. This study indicates that wildfire smoke leads to a 4 to 6 percent reduction in birthweight, and these effects are most pronounced among mothers exposed to smoke during the second...

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Federal fire managers’ perceptions of the importance, scarcity, and substitutability of suppression resources

View recording. In the United States, multi-jurisdictional fire suppression demand is met by a national-scale pool of suppression resources that come from a variety of jurisdictions and provide a wide range of...

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WFMRDA, FRCC, LANDFIRE, and NWCG online courses

Access courses. These online courses were developed by Wildland Fire Management Research, Development, and Application, Fire Regime Condition Class, LANDFIRE, National Wildfire Coordinating Group, and National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute.