Wildfires By: Tim , Adri , & Lonny
Perth, Australia Bushfire near Perth Australia January 2014 Active fire map January 2014
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
Prevention Fire Science • Heat: A heat source. • Fuel: Any kind of combustible material. • Oxygen: 16% required for a fire.
Focus of fighting forest fires: • PROTECTION!
Types of fires 1.Ground Fire
Tools for fighting forest fires. • Firebreaks
• Planes • Drones
Recovery Traumatized Children 4H Clubs
Recovery Houses and Structures
Recovery Landscape Reclamation
Recovery Hydro-mulching Reseeding and erosion control