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  1. Wildfires By: Tim , Adri , & Lonny

  2. Perth, Australia Bushfire near Perth Australia January 2014 Active fire map January 2014

  3. Prevention Fire Science wild·fire noun \-ˌfī(-ə)r\ : a fire in a wild area (such as a forest) that is not controlled and that can burn a large area very quickly "Wildfire" is the term applied to any unwanted, unplanned, damaging fire burning in forest, shrub or grass and is one of the most powerful natural forces known to people. Merriums-Webster http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wildfire http://www.smokeybear.com/wildfire-science.asp Self-sustaining, rapid, high-temperature biochemical oxidation reaction Natural Hazards Chapter 13 Lecture Keller/Devecchio , lecture presentation slide #2

  4. Prevention Fire Science • Heat: A heat source. • Fuel: Any kind of combustible material. • Oxygen: 16% required for a fire.

  5. Prevention

  6. Prevention

  7. Prevention

  8. Focus of fighting forest fires: • PROTECTION!

  9. Types of fires 1.Ground Fire

  10. 2. Crown Fire

  11. Tools for fighting forest fires. • Firebreaks

  12. • Controlled Burns

  13. • Trucks/hoses

  14. • Helicopters

  15. • Planes • Drones

  16. Recovery Traumatized Children 4H Clubs

  17. Recovery Houses and Structures

  18. Recovery Landscape Reclamation

  19. Recovery Hydro-mulching Reseeding and erosion control