"Wildfire" Essays and Research Papers

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summer 2013 wildfires have been a major problem all over the world. When you think of fires you probably think about all the negative effects, but did you know that in some cases fires can be good? A way that we can help forests is by using a controlled burn or selectively logging. That is how you use a fire positively. That will help the community and the ecosystem. One place I will talk about in specific is Utah. The first thing I will address is the positive effects that wildfires have on our...

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SCIENCES 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...

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Colorado Wildfires Essay

Boselli Sunday, July 7, 2013 Chosen Topic: Global Deforestation Chosen Areas of Focus: Wildfires Article Title 1: Colorado wildfire: thousands evacuated in Colorado Springs By Kurtis Lee and Erin Udell This article tells about how many people in Colorado had been evacuated due to the raging wildfires that have been happening. I personally live in the Denver area and we have not had any wildfires down here. Unfortunately due to the dry weather we were not able to light any of our own fireworks...

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Yarnell Hill Wildfire

Abstract On June 30, 2013 a wildfire began that proved to be the most deadly wildfire in over 50 years. The wildfire was started by a strike of lightning just outside the city of Yarnell, AZ. The Prescott Fire Department's elite group of firefighters, who were called Granite Mountain Hotshots, were called in to contain the fire. While attempting to contain the fire around Yarnell, the winds changed directions, and picked up speed. This caused the fire to circle around the firefighters, cutting...

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Advances in Wildfire Firefighting

USFS the "Remember... Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires" is now recognized by 95 percent of adults and 85 percent of children in the United States. Even with the number of visitors to the forest growing over the years, the number of accidental wildfires has been cut in half since the beginning of the advertising campaign. The purpose of lessons learned is to bring together any insights gained during an indents that can be usefully applied to future indents. Lesson learned web sites like (5) www...

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A wildfire is any instance of uncontrolled burning in grasslands, brush, or woodlands. Wildfires destroy property and valuable natural resources, and may threaten the lives of people and animals. Wildfires can occur at any time of the year, but usually occur during hot, dry weather. Wildfires are usually signaled by dense smoke which may fill the air for miles around. The National Weather Service, U.S. Forest Service, and State forestry agencies combine to give wildfire probability forecasts. Local...

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Controlled Burns and the Environment

of a fire starting and destroying the trees and underbrush in a forest is an important cycle. It helps to improve the life span of the vegetation and animals living in it. With the rise in wildfires all over the country, researchers say that controlled burns will help reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. Many people think of fire as only being dangerous and destructive to the environment, these beliefs are inaccurate but, not entirely wrong, while fire does destroy things to the eye and pollutes...

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Aerial Firefighting

(Plucinski et al, 2007). Effectiveness and Parameters The following table shows the corresponding suppression technique to different types of fire in UK: (Table 1: Murgatroyd, 2002) NB: Although there is inadequate record on details of wildfires in Indonesia, the above information can still be used as a reference since the only determinant is flame height. Table 1 shows that flame can be contained by aerial firefighting as long as it does not exceed 10m in height. Considering that trees...

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Senior Project

Mariah Wood Mr. Scripps 1/15/13 Wildfire management In the United States wild fires are very common during the dry season also known as summer. Although they are occurring all over the united states I would like to bring your attention to the following states, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Washington and also Idaho. In the past few fire seasons these states have had an increase in the number of fires that have been started due to natural storms and human related accidents. They are becoming more...

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History of Natural Resources Management in the United States

had a good run and got a lot done in such a short time. With all his success came many enemy and he was fired by President Taft in 1910. That same year of 1910 was The Great Fire, also commonly referred to as the Big Blowup or the Big Burn, was a wildfire which burned about three million acres in northeast Washington, northern Idaho, and western Montana. The firestorm burned over two days (August 20–21, 1910), and killed 87 people, including 78 firefighters. Before the event, there were many debates...

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