Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications
RMRS Online Publication - Journal
Articles, External Publications, and Special Reports
Wildland fire decision support system air quality tools
Larkin, Sim; Brown, Tim; Lahm, Pete; Zimmerman, Tom. 2010. Wildland fire decision support system air quality tools. Fire Management Today. 70(2): 36-40.
Smoke and air quality information have an important role in wildland fire decisionmaking that is reinforced in the 2009 "Guidance for Implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy." A key intent of the guidance is to allow consideration and use of the full range of strategic and tactical options that are available in the response to every wildland fire. This guidance directs that wildland fire responses will be developed through evaluations of situational assessment and analysis of hazards and risk. It also defines implementation actions and directs documentation of decisions and rationale. Smoke and air quality are now among the top issues in decisionmaking, both on wildfires (unplanned ignitions) and prescribed fires (planned ignitions).
Keywords: wildland fire, smoke, air quality
About PDFs: For best results, do not open the PDF in your Web browser. Right-click on the PDF link to download the PDF file directly to your computer. Click here for more PDF help.
PDF File Size: 290 K
Title: RMRS Other
Publications: Wildland fire decision support system air quality
Electronic Publish Date: October 6, 2011
Last Update: October 6, 2011
RMRS Publications | Order a publication | Contact Us