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Fire Terminology
237 definitions by The U.S. National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service

Aerial FuelsAerial IgnitionAgencyAir TankerAnchor PointAramidAspectBackfireBackpack PumpBambi BucketBehaveBladder BagBlow-upBrushBrush FireBucket DropsBuffer ZonesBump-up MethodBurning BanBurning ConditionsBurning IndexBurning PeriodBurn OutCampfireCandle or CandlingChainClosureCold FrontCold TrailingCommand StaffComplexContain a FireControl a FireControl LineCooperating AgencyCoyote TacticsCreeping FireCrew BossCrown Fire (Crowning)CuringDead FuelsDebris BurningDefensible SpaceDetectionDirect AttackDispatchDispatch CenterDispatcherDivisionDozerDozer LineDrip TorchDrop ZoneDrought IndexDry Lightning StormDuffEnergy Release Component (ERC)EngineEngine CrewEntrapmentEnvironmental Assessment (EA)Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)Equilibrium Moisture ContentEscaped FireEscape RouteExtended Attack IncidentExtreme Fire BehaviorFallerField ObserverFine (Light) FuelsFingers of a FireFire BehaviorFire Behavior ForecastFire Behavior SpecialistFire BreakFire CacheFire CrewFirefighting ResourcesFire FrontFire IntensityFire LineFire loadFire Management Plan (FMP)Fire PerimeterFire SeasonFire ShelterFire Shelter DeploymentFire StormFire TriangleFire Use Module (Prescribed Fire Module)Fire WeatherFire Weather WatchFire WhirlFlame HeightFlame LengthFlaming FrontFlanks of a FireFlare-upFlash FuelsForbFuelFuel BedFuel LoadingFuel ModelFuel Moisture (Fuel Moisture Content)Fuel ReductionFuel TypeFuseeGeneral StaffGeneral StaffGround FuelHaines IndexHand LineHazard ReductionHead of a FireHeavy FuelsHelibaseHelispotHelitackHelitack CrewHolding ActionsHolding ResourcesHose LayHotshot CrewHotspotHotspottingIncidentIncident Action Plan (IAP)Incident CommanderIncident Command Post (ICP)Incident Command System (ICS)Incident Management TeamIncident ObjectivesInfrared DetectionInitial AttackJob Hazard AnalysisJump SpotJump SuitKeech Byram Drought Index (KBDI)Knock DownLadder FuelsLarge FireLead PlaneLight (Fine) FuelsLightning Activity Level (LAL)Line ScoutLitterLive FuelsMicro-Remote Environmental Monitoring System (Micro-REMS)Mineral SoilMobilizationModular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS)Mop-UpMulti-Agency Coordination (MAC)Mutual Aid AgreementNational Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS)National Wildfire Coordinating GroupNomex ®Normal Fire SeasonOperational PeriodOperations Branch DirectorOverheadPack TestParacargoPeak Fire SeasonPersonnel Protective Equipment (PPE)PreparednessPrescribed FirePrescribed Fire Plan (Burn Plan)PrescriptionPreventionProject FirePulaskiRadiant BurnRadiant Heat FluxRappellingRate of SpreadReburnRed CardRed Flag WarningRehabilitationRelative Humidity (Rh)Remote Automatic Weather Station (RAWS)Resource Management Plan (RMP)Resource OrderResourcesRetardantRunningRun (Of a Fire)Safety ZoneScratch LineSeverity FundingSingle ResourceSize-UpSlashSling LoadSlop-overSmokejumperSmoke ManagementSmoldering FireSnagSpark ArresterSpot FireSpotterSpottingSpot Weather ForecastStaging AreaStrategyStrike TeamStrike Team LeaderStructure FireSuppressantSuppressionSurface FuelsSwamperTacticsTemporary Flight Restrictions (TFR)Terra Torch ®Test FireTimelagTorchingTwo-Way RadioTypeUncontrolled FireUnderburnVectorsVolunteer Fire Department (VFD)Water TenderWeather Information and Management System (WIMS)Wet LineWildland FireWildland Fire Implementation Plan (WFIP)Wildland Fire Situation Analysis (WFSA)Wildland Fire UseWildland Urban InterfaceWind Vectors
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