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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 4,700 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 Webinars & Recorded Media Archive, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, storymaps, and seminars.

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Local land managers are tasked with balancing the needs and preferences of local and national publics. This report provides a snapshot of preferences for local public land management and the demographics of communities within 50 miles of U.S. national forests and grasslands in the Northern Region of the U.S. Forest Service. This...
Author(s): Rebecca Rasch, Sarah M. McCaffrey
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
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
For wildland firefighters, the ability to efficiently evacuate the fireline is limited by terrain, vegetation, and fire conditions. The impacts of terrain and vegetation on evacuation time to a safety zone may not be apparent when considering potential control locations either at the time of a wildfire or during pre-suppression...
Author(s): Michael J. Campbell, Wesley G. Page, Philip E. Dennison, Bret W. Butler
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Firefighters can suffer serious health problems and experience cardiac disorders derived from high pollutants inhalation. During experimental field burns, environmental and heart rate data from firefighters were collected and it was possible to observe that changes in heart rate were related with variations in pollutants inhalation...
Author(s): Raquel Sebastião, Sandra Sorte, Joana Valente, Ana Isabel Miranda, José Maria Fernandes
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate pre- and postseason measures of body composition, skeletal muscle, and blood parameters/liver lipid in wildland firefighters (WLFF) over the fire season. METHODS: Alaskan WLFF (N = 27) crews were evaluated pre- and postwildfire season, which included 63 ± 10 operational days....
Author(s): R.H. Coker, C.J. Murphy, M. Johannsen, G. Galvin, B.C. Ruby
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland firefighters are exposed to numerous noise sources that may be hazardous to their hearing. This study examined the noise exposure profiles for 264 wildland firefighters across 15 job categories. All 264 firefighters completed questionnaires to assess their use of hearing protection devices, enrollment in hearing...
Author(s): George A. Broyles, Chucri A. Kardous, Peter B. Shaw, Edward F. Krieg
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The recent mountain pine beetle outbreak affecting lodgepole pine forests in the Rocky Mountains has created a novel fire environment for wildland firefighters. This paper presents results from an examination of firefighters’ observations of fire behavior in post-outbreak lodgepole pine forests, with a focus on what they considered...
Author(s): Kevin Moriarty, Anthony S. Cheng, Chad M. Hoffman, Stuart P. Cottrell, Martin E. Alexander
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Quantifying factors that affect evacuation decision making remains a challenging task. Progress is crucial for developing predictive models of collective behavior and for designing effective policies to guide the action of populations during wildfires. We conduct a controlled behavioral experiment to probe factors influencing...
Author(s): Chantal Nguyen, Kimberly J. Schlesinger, Fangqiu Han, Izzeddin Gür, Jean M. Carlson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A modelling framework to spatially score the impacts from wildland fire effects on specific resources and assets was developed for and applied to the province of Ontario, Canada. This impact model represents the potential ‘loss’, which can be used in the different decision-making methods common in fire response operations (e.g. risk...
Author(s): Colin B. McFayden, Den Boychuk, Douglas G. Woolford, Melanie J. Wheatley, Lynn Johnston
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
There is a growing recognition that the social diversity of communities at risk from wildland fire may necessitate divergent combinations of policies, programs and incentives that allow diverse populations to promote fire adapted communities (FACs). However, there have been few coordinated research efforts to explore the perceived...
Author(s): Travis B. Paveglio, Catrin Edgeley, Matthew S. Carroll, Mark Billings, Amanda M. Stasiewicz
Year Published: 2019
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).