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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 3,600 documents, which have been carefully categorized by the NRFSN to highlight topics and ecosystems important in the Northern Rockies Region. Categorized resources include records from the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive.

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The aim of this study was to develop and assess the viability of a leadership scale that measures leadership from the perspective of the leader. A criterion sample was used of firefighters across USA federal land management agencies who are qualified crew bosses. The Supervisor Perceived Leadership Scale (SPLS) consists of...
Author(s): Alexis L. Waldron, David P. Schary
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Module Operations standardizes procedures and expectations for Wildland Fire Modules (WFMs). These standards are to be used by staff, supervisors, specialists, and technicians for planning, administering, and conducting WFM operations. These standards will also be used as a measure of WFM...
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Management or Planning Document
This work examines the perceived impact of sociopolitical factors on large fire decision making. The study is based on a set of 74 large fires in USDA Forest Service Regions 5 and 6 for the years 2009-2013. All participants were fire managers, some as part of units affected by incidents and others associated with incident management...
Author(s): Armando Gonzalez-Caban, Donald G. MacGregor
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The capacity of wildland fire science and technology in Canada is not keeping pace with the growing complexity of wildland fire. Fire seasons are becoming longer, fire events are becoming more severe, and experts predict that the area burned on an annual basis could double by the end of this century. However, wildfire research...
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Large fires account for the majority of burned area and are an important focus of fire management. However, ‘large’ is typically defined by a fire size threshold, minimizing the importance of proportionally large fires in less fire-prone ecoregions. Here, we defined ‘large fires’ as the largest 10% of wildfires by ecoregion (n = 175...
Author(s): R. Chelsea Nagy, Emily J. Fusco, Bethany A. Bradley, John T. Abatzoglou, Jennifer Balch
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In the western United States and elsewhere, the need to change society’s relationship with wildfire is well-recognized. Suppressing fewer fires in fire-prone systems is promoted to escape existing feedback loops that lead to ever worsening conditions and increasing risks to responders and communities. Our primary focus is how to...
Author(s): Matthew P. Thompson, Donald G. MacGregor, Christopher J. Dunn, David E. Calkin, John Phipps
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In 2017, the NFFF began the process of conducting a wide-scale needs assessment to identify vulnerabilities, attitudes, and intervention opportunities related to wildland firefighter health and safety. A survey was broadly disseminated, and six regional listening sessions were held to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to...
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Wildland firefighting is arduous work with extreme physical and nutritional demands that often exceeds those of athletes competing in sports. The intensity and duration of job demands, impacts the amount of calories burned, which can influence body composition. The purpose of this study was to determine if the body composition of...
Author(s): Callie N. Collins, Randall H. Brooks, Benjamin D. Sturz, Andrew S. Nelson, Robert F. Keefe
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, defines success in the wildland fire response environment as 'safely achieving reasonable objectives with the least firefighter exposure necessary while enhancing stakeholder support for our management efforts'. However, persistent information and knowledge gaps challenge the...
Author(s): Matthew P. Thompson, Christopher J. Lauer, David E. Calkin, Jon D. Rieck, Crystal S. Stonesifer, Michael S. Hand
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This article examines findings from a 2016 study on gender and leadership within the British Columbia Wildfire Service (BCWS), Canada. The study utilised action research to facilitate an in-depth conversation among wildland firefighters about gender and leadership, and to explore participant-derived actions steps within the BCWS...
Author(s): Rachel Reimer, Christine Eriksen
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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These resources are compiled in partnership with the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).