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Unit 9: Extreme Fire Behavior

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Terminology   ::   Tragedy Fires   ::   Predicting Behavior   ::   Safety Precautions   ::   Exercises


Upon completion of this unit you will be expected to:

  • Give the four major common denominators of fire behavior on tragedy fires.
  • Describe how both spotting and crowning potentials are determined on a fire.
  • Give four factors that contribute most to long range spotting.
  • Explain the causes and effects of dust devils and fire whirls.
  • Give four factors which are most responsible for blowup fires.
  • Given certain environmental conditions on a fire, determine how they could contribute to erratic or extreme fire behavior.
  • Given several fireline situations which are potentially dangerous, describe safety precautions which should be taken by personnel.
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