Fire Science - Management of Wildfires
This paper analyzes the practice of fire safety in urban areas that might be affected by wildfire.
# 9644 | 620 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Environmental Studies (Management) , Environmental Studies (Urban Issues) , Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems) , Medical and Health (First Aid and Safety)
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The paper investigates the practice of fuel management in areas that are under the threat of wildfire. It discusses the education of homeowners, such as an awareness of risks and knowledge of the required precautions. It looks at fuel management techniques that can reduce the risk of loss of property during a wildfire and briefly reviews the benefits of wildfire as a tool in vegetation management.
From the Paper:"With the proliferation of urban areas encroaching on wilderness areas, wildfire now is a much more common threat to homes and property. "Since 1970, more than 10,000 homes and 20,000 other structures and facilities have been lost to severe wildland fire" (Editors). Drought throughout the country has dried out forests, making them much more susceptible to wildfire. Wildland fires can be caused by any number of events, some natural, and some man-made.
Lightning is a common source of fire in natural vegetation. It is a weather phenomenon that is associated with both frontal and convectional movements of air. Lightning fire depends on the presence of dry organic materials, either in dry climates or in dry seasons (Heady and Child 108)."
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