Wildfire Essays & Research Papers

Best Wildfire Essays

  • Wildfire - 1254 Words
    BEL 492 PREPARATION OUTLINE Student’s Name : Faculty/Group : SCIENCE COMPUTER & MATHEMATICAL 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...
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  • Wildfires - 1781 Words
    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....
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  • wildfires - 865 Words
    October 3, 2013 In 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...
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  • PP Wildfires - 2691 Words
    Natural Hazards : Wildfires / Causes of Wildfires 41 Wildfire Definition : an Uncontrolled fire which breaks out in a Natural Environment. It may be ‘controlled’ (put out) after some days or weeks – but for a time it is out of control – and takes place in forests, grasslands or crop fields – not in cities. Key Terms : Natural Lightning : Common in summer when thunderstorms develop. The biggest single ‘natural’ cause Natural cause Volcanic eruptions : lava, ash, pyroclastic flows can spark...
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  • Yarnell Hill Wildfire - 618 Words
    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,...
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  • Colorado Wildfires Essay - 501 Words
    Joe 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...
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  • Advances in Wildfire Firefighting - 765 Words
    Advances in Wildland Firefighting The term "wildland fire fighting" has been defined by the (1) NFPA as: The activities of fire suppression and property conservation in woodlands, forests, grasslands, brush, prairies, and other such vegetation, or any combination of vegetation, that is involved in a fire situation but is not within buildings or structures. Wildland firefighting has come a long way since (2) 1910 when the invention of the pulaski by Ed Pulaski was considered new technology....
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  • Effects of Wildfires on Forest Ecosystems
    Ecological Restoration of Forests and Fires One of the most predominate ecosystems is the forest community. Covering about one-fourth of the land area on Earth, forests consist mainly of trees and other woody vegetation, growing closely together. The trees can be large and densely packed, as they are in the coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest, or they can be relatively small and sparsely scattered, as they are in the dry tropical forests of sub-Saharan Africa. Forests are complex...
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  • Mock Letter - Wildfire Prevention
    Final Paper - Global Climate Change Wildfire Prevention To the office of the Governor of the State of California; Allow me to start by introducing myself. My name is Steven Feldman, world renowned climate researcher. I write to you today to renew my call for an overhaul of our current wildfire management system. As our climate warms, instances of forest fires will increase, and changes to our current system will be needed to handle them. I have gathered evidence to display for you a...
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  • The Great Yellowstone Fires of 1988 and the Controversy About the Treatment of Wildfires in the United States
    The Great Yellowstone Fires of 1988 and the controversy about the treatment of wildfires in the United States Contents Introduction 1. The Great Yellowstone Fires of 1988 1.1. What caused the fires of 1988? 1.2. Development of the Fires 1.3....
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  • Looking at Wildfire Impact by Evaluating Pre-event Exposure Risks
    Knowing Exposure Risks Important to Saving Structures from Wildfires Sep. 4, 2013 — A recent study of one of California's most devastating wildland fires by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) strongly suggests that measures for reducing structural damage and property loss from wildland urban interface (WUI) fires are most effective when they are based on accurate assessments of exposure risks both for individual structures and the...
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  • Forest Fire: Causes and Effects
    Forest Fire: Causes and Effects Ron Hilton National American University One morning you wake up and look out the window. Off to the west, you see an orange glow over the hills. You ask yourself “Is that a forest fire? What caused it? What is it going to do to the ecosystem?” The answer to the first question comes down to two main causes, man and nature. According to the U.S. Fire...
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  • Bush Burning and Sustainability - 3754 Words
    1.0 INTRODUCTION Nigeria is very conscious of the need to fully utilise her natural resources. Renewable resources such as soils, water and forests, are threatened. They have to be managed to ensure optimal use, to the greatest benefit of the citizenry and in perpetuity. Non-renewable resources particularly need to be managed so that they can be utilised for the longest time possible. Sustainability is, therefore, the essence of natural resources conservation (Mabogunje, 1988). Bush burning is...
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  • Forest Fires - 3844 Words
    FOREST FIRES A forestfire is any uncontrolled fire in combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside or a wilderness area.[1][2] Other names such as brush fire, bushfire, forest fire, grass fire, hill fire, peat fire, vegetation fire, veldfire, and wildland fire may be used to describe the same phenomenon depending on the type of vegetation being burned. A wildfire differs from other fires by its extensive size, the speed at which it can spread out from its original source, its potential...
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  • An essay on bushfires as natural hazards
    A bushfire is a firre burning out of control inthe open. Bushfires can burn using grass,scrub or forest (or a combination of these) forfuel. Unless quickly controlled, bushfirescan become large, spreading to affect forests,wildlife, crops, houses and other buildings,and human life. In Australia, some bushfireshave become major disasters. Fires are not a recent occurrence in Australia. Since the last Ice Age, bushfires have influencedthe development of the Australian land. Fires arean essential...
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  • Aerial Firefighting - 1726 Words
    AERIAL FIREFIGHTING Introduction Firefighters shall be deployed should all preventive measures fail. Unfortunately, the scale of forest fire could be so large that the number of ground firefighting crews would fall short. For instance, the fire in Kalimantan, Indonesia, in 1982 affected a scale of 3.5 million hectares of woods, its 1997 counterpart blazed across 5 million hectares (Boer, 2002); the 2009 forest fire in Southern Australia razed a relatively smaller but nonetheless significant...
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  • Fire Timeline Notes - 387 Words
    Fire Timeline 1860- Native populations decline and begin to be restricted to reservations- decrease in indigenous fires 1908- Forest Fire Emergency Act- Permitted deficit spending to fight fire 1910- 3 million acres burn in Northern Idaho and Western Montana The fires of 1910 shaped ideas, fears, policy and management 1924- Aldo Leopold argues that fire is an important natural process 1935- Forest service 10am policy established 1943- Harold Weaver (Burro of Indian Affairs) writes about...
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  • Bushfires - 1150 Words
    Introduction Australia is frequently ravaged by bushfires, more so than any other country in the world. During the severe 2002-2003 season, which lasted from 1 July 2002 to 28 February 2003, there were 5999 bushfires recorded. There has been a long, dramatic history of bushfires on the continent, with fires first sparking around five million years ago when dry grassland began to dominate the landscape. Prior to this period, Australia was predominately composed of lakes, wetlands, rivers and...
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  • Wagner Case - 6137 Words
    THE LEADERSHIP MOMENT : Nine True Stories of Triumph and Disaster and Their Lessons for us All MICHAEL USEEM Chapter 2 : Wagner Dodge Retreats in Mann Gulch "What the hell is the boss doing, lighting another fire in front of us?" W AGNER DODGE WAS facing the moment, the decision of a lifetime. A fast-moving forestand-grass fire was about to overrun him and the fifteen firefighters under his command. Less than two hours earlier they had sky-jumped into a fiery gulch in Montana. Now an...
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  • Cause and Effects of Forest Fires
    Mueez Khan 2/18/13 Cause and Effects of Forest Fires A cause and effect essay is an essay that tells what the cause of something is and what the effect will be. For example, excessive rain causes floods, whereas lack of rains causes drought. In this essay, I am going to discuss the causes and effects of forest fires. In California, wild fires burned...
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  • Central Valley Forest Fires
    Central Valley Forest Fires The cities of California’s Great Central Valley Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno and Bakersfield, which are together called the heart of Ca1ifornia, have repeatedly entered American popular culture and folklore. The cities have their own fire departments and in times of need firefighters and equipment might be taken on supplementary purpose. There have been quite a few incidents of forest fire in these cities and there always is a debate on how...
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  • forest fires research paper
    When Lucy answer the phone, the sound of some person with a sense of urgency in their voice tells her to leave and travel far away. This is called a pre evacuation alert, and it notifies Lucy of an impending wildfire (Cooper). She has a short amount of time to pack any of her valuables and take herself and her family away. This puts a lot of emotional strain on Lucy and her family, leaving their house like that. When she comes back, she finds the smoldering remains of her house, and a lot of...
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  • Wildland Firefighting - 1323 Words
    An American Asset I went wildland firefighting last season, which was the summer of 2009. To become a wildland firefighter I had to take a week long class related to fire science and had to pass what they call the pack test. This pack test consists of putting on a fifty pound vest that is filled with sand and walk three miles in forty five minutes. I know you’re thinking three miles in forty five minutes “no problem”. Let me be the first to tell you not everyone makes it in 45 minutes. Believe...
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  • causes of bushfires - 760 Words
    Causes of Bushfires Bushfires are caused by both man- made and natural causes. The factors that cause them to occur include leaving a fire unattended, having an open fire on a dry windy day, the glass from a mirror causing a small flame to become a powerful wildfire, arson and lightening are all causes of bushfires, however humans are the cause of 76% of all bushfires that occur. Social impacts The impact of bushfires on the people of region can be huge and completely devastating....
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  • Senior Project - 1384 Words
    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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  • SMOKEY THE BEAR - 379 Words
     Week 3 Extended Draft Outline Smoky the bear was created to educate the public on the dangers of forest fires and what the public could do to prevent them. He is seen holding a shovel and pointing as if he was pointing at you. He is wearing blue jeans with a brown belt. Behind him is all white background and the bottom of the page it reads ONLY YOU In 1944 during World War II this ad was made to publicize the need for protecting natural resources (wood) in hopes...
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  • controlled burns - 364 Words
    Bio 104 This past Thursday we went to the Columbus Museum and listened to a lecture over the preservation and restoration of vast amounts of woodlands by controlled burning of the land. At first I didn’t know that this was an actual way to restore woodland back to a controlled state, but as I listened to the speaker throughout his presentation it was becoming clearer that this is also the most effective ways. The two main points I learned were that there are intentional controlled burns and...
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  • American Rangelands and Forests - 540 Words
    1 American Rangelands and Forests Jessica Rohan SCI 275 7/28/2013 Erin Fogarty PART 1 American Rangeland or Forest: San Bernardino Forest Rangeland or Forest Location: Yucaipa, California Brief History of Rangeland or Forest: The San Bernardino Forest was home to Native Americans long before it was recorded in history. In the early 19th century the forest was settled by Mexicans and Europeans. In 1855 gold was...
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  • Preventing Forest Fires - 629 Words
    Preventing Forest Fires In the propaganda poster about forest fires the U.S. Department of Agriculture claims that people can prevent most forest fires. The U.S. Department of Agriculture tries to prevent forest fires. They made the ad to influence people to at least become knowledgeable about how to prevent forest fires. The poster attracts the attention of the audience through color, images, and text. The U.S. Government effectively achieves its rhetorical goals through the use of value and...
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  • Fire Prevention - 474 Words
    FIre prevention towards progression Fires can ignite at any time without warning. Fire is merciless; it takes away everything standing on its way, including people’s lives. "The sudden increase of fires has caused the authorities to take preventive measures to control this growing problem. If the underbrush is cleared out on a regular basis, many forest fires will be prevented. Other preventions will include installing or building houses and businesses with metal roofs, and installing...
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  • Instructor Guide 10s and 18s
    INSTRUCTOR GUIDE FIREFIGHTER SAFETY TOPIC: The "10 Standard Firefighting Orders" The “18 Fire Situations that Shout "Watch Out" LCES TIME FRAME: 1 Hour LEVEL: 1 BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVE: Condition: A written or oral quiz Behavior: The student will list or recite the 10 standard orders. Standard: With a minimum of 70% accuracy REFERENCES: Wildland Firefighting, Clayton, Day and McFadden, Chapter 12...
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  • Collapse of Sensemaking in Organizations: The Mann Gulch Disaster
     Final Project Part One Cary Farrington Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Critique of Collapse of Sensemaking in Organizations: The Mann Gulch Disaster In Helena National Forest in Montana, a lightning storm passed through one summer afternoon. The next day, August 5th, 1949, a forest ranger spotted a wildfire believed to have been started by a lightning strike in an area known as the Mann Gulch. Sixteen Firefighters were dispatched by air, met up with the forest...
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  • War, What Is It Good for?
    “War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. War, I despise because it means destruction of innocent lives. War means tears to thousands of mothers’ eyes; when their sons go to fight and lose their lives. War is an enemy to all mankind, the reasons of war blows my mind. War has caused unrest in my generation, who wants to die? War has shattered many young man’s dreams, made him disabled, bitter and mean. Life is much too precious to spend fighting wars these days. War can’t give life; it...
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  • Out Of Rust To Glory - 754 Words
    Out of Rust to Glory Two hundred and twenty- two hours of bruised and bloodied knuckles, oil streaked foreheads and lower back pain that would bring a giant to his knees. Two hundred and twenty-two hours of wrenching, lubricating, fabricating, jamming, forcing, prying, frustration and thrill. Two hundred and twenty-two hours of early mornings and late nights that turned into early mornings again. Two hundred and twenty-two hours of head scratching, thought pondering, calling gear head...
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  • land degradation - 2706 Words
     Types of land degradation Definitions The term land, as employed in land evaluation, land use planning, etc., has a wider meaning than just soil. It refers to all natural resources which contribute to agricultural production, including livestock production and forestry. Land thus covers climate and water resources, landform, soils and vegetation, including both grassland resources and forests (FAO, 1976; UNEP, 1992b). Land degradation is the temporary or permanent...
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  • Fire Insurance in India. - 405 Words
    1. Fire definition – Actual ignition under accidental circumstances is known as Fire. 2. Fire business has been detariffed from 1st January, 2007. 3. Standard Fire and Special Perils Policy with the permitted “Add-on” covers if any can be issued. 4. Storm, Tempest, Flood and Inundation group of perils and/or Riot, Strike, Malicious Damage perils at inception of of the policy can be excluded from the scope of the policy. 5. Any risk which has not been provided for in the Tariff shall be...
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  • Save the Earth by Leonardo de Caprio
    11th Hour The urgent message is “Save the Earth”. It’s a message that has been heard before and consistently being spread throughout the world. This documentary, which is produced by Leonardo de Caprio, shows how deep we are in the mess we are in with the environmental crisis and how we can get out of it. It warns us about the catastrophic changes in Earth’s ecosystem as the consequence of global warming. Drought, Famine, Severe flooding, Record rainfall, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Forest Fires,...
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  • Short Essay: Effects of Environmental Change (Effects of Bushfires Studied)
    The Effects of Environmental Change Based on research conducted on bushfires by Peter Moriarty A changing environment can have many effects on our lives, being good or bad. The environment can change as a result of many things such as change over time, human intervention or natural disasters. Bushfires are a very significant natural disaster. Bushfires change the environment when they burn through forests and urban areas. They have many effects before they occur such as the way we live and how...
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  • The Haze Problem - 289 Words
    The haze is basically pollution of atmosphere, which is clogged with pollutants and other substances from forest fires. The haze is a direct effect of forest fire in central Sumatra and other parts of Indonesia .The haze spreads gradually to Malaysia and cause air pollution.Therefore,Indonesia and Malaysia should work together to overcome the haze problem.I have a few reasons to support my stand. Firstly,the haze can bring many effects for human health.It will increase the respiratory...
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  • Geological Hazard - 694 Words
    Geological Hazards Geological Hazards are naturally occurring or man-made geologic conditions capable of causing injuries or other health impacts, loss of property damage, loss of livelihoods and services, social and economic disruption, or environmental damage. It had been divided into many types. The two main types of man-made geological hazards are collapsing of buildings and forest fire which happening recently. Now, I’m going to talk about the collapsing of buildings first. The structure...
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  • Controlled Burns and the Environment - 1235 Words
    Nicole Buckman BIO220 March 18, 2013 Meredith Morrissey Controlled Burns and the Environment In a forests life, the process 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...
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  • Haze - 281 Words
    Haze: A Danger to Health The haze is a constant phenomenon faced by Malaysia and her neighbouringcountries. The haze is basically pollution of atmosphere, which is clogged withpollutants and other substances from forest fires.The haze is a direct effect of forest fire in Kalimantan and other parts of Indonesia due to slash and burn method of farming. The Indonesian authoritiesappear to have no power to control farmers from practising such methods. The hazeis further worsened by open burning...
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  • Fire Prevention - 2213 Words
    Fire prevention is a term being heard more and more today in America. It is starting to become a standard in today’s fire departments. Fire has the ability to keep us warm and also has the ability to make us homeless. As we grow as community and the technology changes, Fire Prevention needs to be made more of a necessity in our homes today. More homes are being built out of lighter material along with being built closer and closer together. Each can lead to extreme destruction, homes being...
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  • Haze: Pollution and Sophisticated Forest Clearing
    The haze is a constant phenomenon faced by Malaysia and her neighbouring countries. The haze is basically pollution of atmosphere, which is clogged with pollutants and other substances from forest fires. The haze is a direct effect of forest fire in Kalimantan and other parts oaf Indonesia due to slash and burn method of farming. The Indonesian authorities appear to have no power to control farmers from practising such methods. The haze is further worsened by open burning practised...
    383 Words | 1 Page