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Efforts to update firefighter safety zone guidelines

Author(s): Bret W. Butler
Year Published: 2009

One of the most critical decisions made on wildland fires is the identification of suitable safety zones for firefighters during daily fire management operations. To be effective (timely, repeatable, and accurate), these decisions rely on good training and judgment, but also on clear, concise guidelines. This article is a summary of safety zone guidelines and the current research efforts focused on improving firefighter safety zones, and a request for input from firefighters and fire managers.

Citation: Butler, Bret. 2009. Efforts to update firefighter safety zone guidelines. Fire Management Today 69(2):15-17.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Fire Safety Zones
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 16935
FRAMES RCS number: 10916
TTRS (Tall Timbers Research Station) Number: 23724
Record updated: May 16, 2018