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WILDFIRE: LATEST LEARNINGS

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General learning outcome:

GENERAL WEATHER:

Specific learning outcome:

Vertical air flow and the vertical structure of the atmosphere are important for escalated fire.

Topic:

Key air flows around and within a fire's plume.

General Awareness for All Fireground Personnel


Winds are deflected around strong smoke plumes keep alert to unexpected wind flows.
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This website is dedicated to bringing forward the latest research findings. They are provided to allow firefighters to be made aware of critical safety issues ahead of the material being included in the national training curriculum.
Material prepared by Rick McRae for AFAC Research Dissemination Pilot Study, March 2012.