2012 Brings a New Look for the Joint Fire Science Program

JFSP Resprouting as FireScience.gov!

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) launched into 2012 with a completely new web look and feel. Their new site is packed with new features and channels to help you stay connected.

  • For daily information, be sure to follow Firescience.gov, the Regional Consortia (including Alaska!), and others in the increasingly robust wildland fire community on Twitter. It’s painless to sign up and you don’t have to actualy “Tweet” if you don’t want to!
  • If you’re on Facebook be sure to Like their Facebook page to receive updates and information of interest to the wildland fire community.
  • Most importantly – Join the JSFP Mailing List for newsletters and announcements. Check out the latest January 2012 release or browse previous newsletters.  If you like what you see, use the links at the bottom to forward to anyone  you think would benefit from broad, timely, relevant fire science updates.

On Fire: The Official Blog of Firescience.gov

The new blog – On Fire – brings you facts, insight, and commentary on the latest wildland fire science findings, management tools and recommndations. In the coming weeks they will be adding slideshows, videos and guest bloggers. Subscribe and share!

January is Fire Behavior Month

Watch on twitter, facebook, e-newsletters, and the JFSP blog for highlights on lessons learned, fire tragedies, the latest fire behavior science as well as research in progress.

A MUST READ for the wildland fire community!Werth, P. A., B. E. Potter, et al. (2011). Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers. Portland, OR: 144.

Synthesis of Knowledge of
Extreme Fire Behavior: Volume 1 for Fire Managers

Location: Global 

  • Connects the most up to date knowledge of weather, fuel and topographic factors that contribute to the development of extreme fire behavior (EFB).
  • Focused on the state of the science, considering how that science is currently presented to the fire management community.
  • Clearly delineates the known, unknown and areas of research with the greatest potential impact on firefighter protection.

Read it here (pdf)

(This information was re-posted from JFSP January 2012 FLASH Newsletter. Thank You JFSP!)

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