Topics: Wildfire, Ecological succession, Wilderness, Lightning / Pages: 6 (1254 words) / Published: Jul 22nd, 2013
BEL 492


Student’s Name :
Lecturer’s Name :
Title : Natural Phenomena: Wildfires

Order : Topical Order

General Purpose : To Inform

Specific Purpose : The acknowledge audience about the effect of the wildfires towards communities and environment health

Central Idea : Although wildfire is a natural disaster, but one of the reason is, comes from human. Wildfires can cause damages to home and others structures. Moreover, wildfires can cause air pollutant that can affect human health. However, it can prevent us from getting involved in this phenomenon.


What would you do if you had fifteen minutes to leave your home? And if you have a few minutes what would you bring along from your home? Where would you go? Are sure that all your family members got out safely? What would you feel if you lost your home?

This phenomenon is not common in Malaysia. But ‘wlidfire’ often happened in United States, its happened every year! This uncontrolled phenomena fueled by weather, wind and dry underbrush where it can burned acres of land in a few minutes.

I have read an articles and books about this phenomenon which give me more understanding about this natural disaster ‘wildfire’ or also known as wild land fire. Those facts that I have read mentioned about the causes of this phenomena and the effect that could cause injuries and causing property damage and destruction

We know that wildfires is a natural disaster, but in order to avoid death we can put an effort to prevent it. On the other hand, wildfires also cause damages, killing some plants and occasionally animals.

Finally, lets proceed to my speech. Which may give you information and facts about wildfire.


1. There are several causes that influence the wildfire to occur.

A. what is wildfire?

References: From Web Protecting Your Home from a Wildland Fire http://www.nifc.gov/prevEdu/prevEdu_main.html (Silvia Minalova), 2011 Jun 20 ,Environmental Impact of Forest Fires http://www.ecoplum.com/greenliving/view/274?_dispatch=gcontents/view/274 What are common causes of wildfires? http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/some-common-causes-of-wildfires Wildfires Dry, Hot, and Windy http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/wildfires/ 2004 August , Wildfires : Are you Prepared http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa_287.pdf (Danielle Gardner) 2001 June, Fires: What Are the Ecological Effects? http://www.wildlandscpr.org/road-riporter/fires-what-are-ecological-effects ( Colorado Fire Camp) , 2005 February , 14 Forest Fire Wildfire Effects http://www.coloradofirecamp.com/congressional_research/forest-fire-wildfire-effects.htm (Westerling, A) 2003 Influences of Forest Structure on Wildfires Behavior and The Severity of its Effect http://www.fs.fed.us/projects/hfi/2003/november/documents/forest-structure-wildfire.pdf

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