S-290 Unit 12: Gauging Fire Behavior and Guiding Fireline Decisions examines how fire behavior is evaluated and changes are identified, and how these changes affect fireline decisions. Topics in this module build upon information covered in previous units and applies it to calculating safety zones, evaluating limitations of suppression efforts, and using tools used to predict fire behavior. The FireLine Assessment MEthod (FLAME) is introduced, and cases are provided to allow learners to apply this method to typical fireline conditions. This module is part of the Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior Course.
Describe how to apply fire behavior information to safety and suppression decisions.
Demonstrate how to calculate the size of safety zones.
Identify the importance of changes in fire behavior to firefighter safety.
Discuss what drives large changes and identify the "next big change."
Demonstrate a simple but systematic method for gauging change and estimating fire spread time.
Identify other fire behavior prediction tools.
"fire, fire science, fire science education, fire training, meted, FLAME, rate of spread, slope, fuels, fire behavior, fire spread, fire intensity, safety zone, fireline decisions, fire suppression, next big change, firefighter safety, fire behavior prediction tools"
Please inform us of any problem that you are having by visiting our Support Form.
In order to better serve our users and sponsors, access to our online materials requires registration. To learn more about registering or to get help with common questions about our site, please visit our FAQs.
Most of the material made available on MetEd is free for non-commercial, educational use. We encourage you to use our material to enhance your education and training efforts. To review the legal-speak with all the nitty gritty details, see our Legal Notices page.