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A day in the life of a fire behavior analyst

Date: November 13, 2014
Presenter(s): Risa Lange-Navarro, Tony Navarro
Description: Ever wish you could be out on the ground watching how fire behaves over the terrain, in different fuels with effects from weather, then use that experience to try and replicate what you saw and predict what will happen tomorrow? Well the Fire Behavior Analyst job is for you. Learn what it's like to be able to watch Mother Nature at work and try to predict what she'll do next given ever changing fuels, weather and topography as you spend a day in the life of an FBAN. See the tools used in the field and on the laptop all the while keeping your primary objective, which is the safety of fire personnel out on the fire ground by communicating information about fire behavior and weather to them so they can make safe and effective decisions.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 12944
FRAMES RCS number: 18731
Record updated: Apr 20, 2017