Wildfire 101

It’s Prescribed Fire Season

In many wildland areas, smoke can often be seen throughout the winter. More than likely, this is not due to uncontrolled wildfire, but rather prescribed fires that are started when the weather is…
RedZone
January 27, 2016
Education

WildFire 101: Haines Index

Haines Index is used to indicate the potential for rapid fire growth due to dry and unstable atmospheric conditions over a fire area. The index is a simple way to measure…
RedZone
January 13, 2016
Wildfire 101

Wildfire 101: Fire Anatomy

Wildland firefighters use very specific terminology to describe the various parts of a fire.  The fastest-moving portion is designated the "head" of the fire, the sides of the fire are…
RedZone
December 19, 2015