Fire Behavior Assessment Team
Fire Safety in Chimneys & Canyons
The Fire Behavior Assessment Team (FBAT) is a unique module that assesses fire behavior on wildfires, wildland fire use fires, and prescribed fires. We measure pre-fire fuels, fire behavior using sensors and video cameras, and post-fire conditions. We predict fire acceleration and potential arrival times in chimneys and canyons for egress and evacuation comparisons and safety zone locations.
- Viegas Acceleration Model (VAM) Application: Improving situational awareness and safety in chimneys and canyons on fires
- Training Module on Situational Awareness in Chimneys and Canyons: Application of New Science (Viegas model)
Extreme Fire Behavior in a Chimney — Black Mountain II, 2003 Video Sample
To request a DVD copy of
Extreme Fire Behavior in a Chimney — Black Mountain II, 2003
please send an e-mail to this address link with your name, position title, unit and complete address.
Or, send a written request to
Truckee Ranger District
9646 Donner pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161