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Energy transport in fires and how it relates to firefighter safety zones

Date: January 14, 2016
Presenter(s): Bret W. Butler
Description: All wildland firefighters are required to identify a location to which they can retreat in the event that fire conditions threaten their safety. These areas termed safety zones. However it was not until the work by Butler and Cohen in 1995 that any quantitative information existed for actually gauging the efficacy of a safety zone. Butler has continued that work with collaboration from others such as Russ Parsons. The most recent work has resulted in the development of a new guideline for safety zone identification. This presentation will outline the fundamental logic behind that work.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 14334
Record updated: Oct 23, 2017