Prescribed Fire in Northern Virginia Region

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Introduction to Prescribed Fire in Southern Ecosystems
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The history of fire in the forests and grasslands of the South is as varied as the different ecosystems that span this large region. At times, fires burned as often as once a year or more in Coastal Plain pine systems or as infrequently as every 50 years or more on north-facing or cove sites in the mountains.

 

Sharpening the Tools for Prescribed Burns In Eastern Mixed-oak Forests
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Virginia Smoke Management Guidelines

 

Fire! A Fair Weather Friend
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Wild in the Woods

 

Virginia Prescribed Burn Management Plan

 

Firewise Communities in Virginia

 

A Guide for Prescribed Fire in Southern Forests
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The use of fire in the forests of the United States has come full cycle. Early settlers found Indians using fire in virgin pine stands and adopted the practice themselves to provide better access, improve hunting, and to get rid of brush and timber so they could farm.

 

Intragency Prescribed Fire Guide
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Interagency Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Procedures Guide (2008 Guide) provides standardized procedures, specifically associated with the planning and implementation of prescribed fire.

 

Decision Making for Prescribed Fire and Fire Use Managers
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Learning in Action author David Garvin shares effective decision-making skills for fire managers

 

Low oxygen levels generated by a wildland fire
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In several instances firefighting engines have stalled while working near or crossing active fire lines resulting in the loss of equipment, injury and/or life.

 

Prescribed Burn 1 - Fireguards / Firebreaks (3 of 3)
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This is the third of three Fireguard videos. These videos are designed to help land owners and managers build effective fireguards. This particular video is addressing black lining.

 

Prescribed Burn 1 - Fireguards / Firebreaks 2 of 3
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This is the second of several fireguard videos. This video is designed to help land owners and managers build effective fireguards. These videos are to be used as learning tools and necessarily show mistakes made by the crews shown.

 

Prescribed Burn 1 - Fireguards / Firebreaks 1 of 3
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This is the first of several Fireguard videos. This video is designed to help land owners and managers build effective fireguards. These videos are to be used as learning tools and necessarily show mistakes made by the crews in the footage.

 

Prescribed Burning - Consequences of Not Burning
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John Weir, Oklahoma State University, discusses the results of research from the areas that aren't burned in the Season of Burn plots.

 

Prairie Fire - Managing Prairie Habitat with Prescribed Burning
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Dr. Dwayne Elmore, Associate Professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, shares research in fire management of prairie ecosystems and explains the benefits as well as other uses for prescribed burning.

 

Using Fire to Manage Wildlife Habitat
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Dr. Greg Corace, Forester, Seney National Wildlife Refuge works with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center to study how fire can be used to manage wildlife habitat.

 

Prescribed Burning for Pasture Management
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SUNUP looks at how careful prescribed burning can be a great alternative to herbicides and fertilizers for improving pasture quality.

 

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There are 212 resources serving Northern Virginia Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Expert Assistance Organizations & Professionals serving Northern Virginia Region
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
Ben Lane
Eastern Virginia Forestry Services LLC - Franklin, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Chloeta Fire Inc.
- Midwest City, OK
Curtis Berry
C&M Land Worx - Kenbridge, VA
Dave Houttekier
Asst. Director Fire and Emergency Response - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Forest Protection Program
- Charlottesville, VA
Fred Turck
Prevention Program Manager - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
James D. Funk
Forest Synergy, LLC - Locust Grove, VA
John Miller
Director of Fire and Emergency Response - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
RX Fire Effects LLC
Brian Gordon - Owner - Mt. Crawford, VA
Sandy Mills
Fire and Water Quality Programs Coordinator - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
- Athens, GA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Southern Fire Exchange
Kevin Robertson - Fire Ecology Research Scientist - Tallahassee, FL
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Firewise Community Grants
Virginia Department of Fire Programs - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Prescribed Fire Council
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Wildfire and Forest Protection
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Foresters
Allen Watson
Hatchet Creek Forestry Services - Wirtz, VA
Amanda Scheps
Forest Conservation Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Warrenton, VA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Andrew J. Lindberg
Timber Marketing and Management - Area Manager - Chesterfield, VA
Andy Eubank
Forestry Management Services - Winchester, VA
Austin D Carroll
Wiregrass Ecological Associates - President - Gulfport, MS
Becky Woodson
Forest Management Programs Coordinator - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Ben Balke
Eastern Forest Consultants LLC - Christiansburg, VA
Ben Cole
Cole Timberland Management LLC - Appomattox, VA
Ben Lane
Eastern Virginia Forestry Services LLC - Franklin, VA
Bill Bond
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Myersville, MD
Bill Wray
Wray Forestry Consulting - Richmond, VA
Bob Warring
Bob Warring Forestry Services - Owner - Scottsville, VA
Brad Carico
Deputy Regional Forester (Acting Regional Forester) - Virginia Department of Forestry - Salem, VA
Brian Lacey
Regional Resource Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Waverly, VA
Brian S. Keiling
Keiling Forestry Consulting, Inc. - Christiansburg, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Bryant Bays
Regional Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Providence Forge, VA
Chad Lykins
FIA Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Chad Stover
Regional Fire Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Charles Huppuch
- Verona, VA
Chris Manus
American Forest Management - Mid-Atlantic Region Manager - Charlotte, NC
Christoper Kappa
Phoenix Forestry Services - Charlottesville, VA
Christopher B. Reid
F & W Forestry Services, Inc. - Forester - Charlottesville, VA
Chuck Bates
Forestry & Wildlife Consulting Services - Gretna, VA
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
D. Brad White
Clearwater Forestry Consultants LLC - Hardy, VA
Dale Turner
Turner Forestry Services - Louisa, VA
Dan Parker
Tillinghast & Neely - Danville, WV
Dan Wilson
Three Rivers Forestry - Senior Forester - Tappahannock, VA
Dana Malone, Malone Forest Consulting
Malone Forest Consulting - Consulting Professional Forester/Arborist - Purcellville, VA
Danielle Atkins
Land & Ladies - Owner/Forester - Brunswick, GA
David Anderton
American Forest Management - Region Manager - Richmond, VA
David E. Birdsall Jr.
D. E. Birdsall Forestry Inc. - Gloucester, VA
David R. Sheldon
Sheldon Forestry Inc. - King & Queen, VA
Dean Cumbia
Director of Forest Resource Management - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Delmer Aylor
Aylor Consulting Forestry - Chase City, VA
Dennis Gaston
Forest Management Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Providence Forge, VA
Deya Ramsden
Middle James River Forest Watershed Project Coordinator - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Donald N. Parris
Timber Consultants, Inc. - Halifax, VA
Duane Means
Arrow Forestry - New Castle, VA
Ed Stoots
State Lands Coordinator - Virginia Department of Forestry - Salem, VA
Ed Zimmer
Deputy State Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Edward G. Tugwell
Tugwell Consulting Forestry, P.A. - President - Asheboro, NC
Edward R. (Reed) Stanley
R&R Land and Forest Management - Halifax, VA
Eric Blake
Singletree Forestry Services LLC - New Kent, VA
Gary Bratton
American Forest Management - Director, Appraisal Services / ARA (Accredited Rural Appraiser) - Sumter, SC
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
Gregory Garrison
Timber Marketing and Management - Chesterfield, VA
Heather Tuck
Regional Fire Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Providence Forge, VA
Henry A. Randolph
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants - Owner - Lillington, NC
Jack Fillingham
- Tallassee, AL
Jack Kauffman
Forest Management Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
James C. Munden
- Midlothian, VA
James D. Funk
Forest Synergy, LLC - Locust Grove, VA
James F. Wagner
- Chatham, VA
James Furnish
Forestry Consultant - Rockville, MD
Jeffrey Bent
- Petersburg, VA
Jerre Creighton
Research Program Manager - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Jim Carroll
Appalachian Timberland Management - Winchester, VA
Jim McGlone
Urban Forest Conservationist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Fairfax, VA
Jim Schroering
Longleaf/SPB Prevention Coordinator - Virginia Department of Forestry - Waverly, VA
Joe Lehnen
Urban Wood Utilization Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Joe Rossetti
Hardwood Initiative Coordinator - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Joey Collard
FIA Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
John Coleman
- Woodstock, VA
John H. (Jay) Crowder
Jay Crowder Consulting - Boydton, VA
John H. Kight, II
Gerald Frazier, RF, Consulting Foresters, P.C. - Forester - Elizabeth City, NC
John H. Washburn
John H. Washburn Inc. - Kenbridge, VA
John Hisghman
Deputy Regional Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Providence Forge, VA
John Holstine
Holstine Forestry Consulting LLC - Charleston, WV
John J. West
- Consulting Forester - Bluefield, VA
John Paul Ewan
Three Rivers Forestry - Forester - Tappahannock, VA
John Pemberton
FIA Program Manager - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
John Perry
- Rocky Gap, VA
John R. (Jack) Cannon
J. R. Cannon, LLC - Emporia, VA
John Shipley
Carolina Forestry Inc. - Manager Winston-Salem, NC Office - Winston-Salem, NC
Johnny Bickford
Bickford Timber & Land Mgt. Inc. - New Canton, VA
Johnny Robertson
- Chester, VA
Justin Barnes
Deputy Regional Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Karl Didier
Forestland Conservation Program Manager - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Katlin Dewitt
Forest Health Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Keith Brouillard
Carolina Forestry - Co-Owner - Raleigh, NC
Kirby Woolfolk
Forest Management Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Cumberland, VA
Kirk Ramsey
U.S. Forest Service - Forester - Staunton, VA
Lara Johnson
Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Larry Edwards
- Brentwood, VA
Larry Layman
Layman Forestry Services - Halifax, VA
Lee Bethea
- McKenney, VA
Lindsey Long
Community Forestry Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Warrenton, VA
Lori Chamberlin
Forest Health Program Manager - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Louis Brossy
Brossy Forestry Consulting - Consulting Forester - Wytheville, VA
Lueke Timber and Realty
- Providence Forge, VA
Lynwood Rogers
FIA Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Marcus E. Taylor
U.S. Forest Service - Wood Innovations Coordinator - Roanoke, VA
Mark L. Brashears
- Consulting Forester - Romney, WV
Mason Jeffries
FIA Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Mason, Bruce & Girard
Certified Forester (Forestry Consultants) - Portland, OR
Mason, Bruce & Girard
Roger Lord, ACF - Blacksburg, VA
Mason, Bruce & Girard
- Portland, OR
Matthew Winn
U.S. Forest Service - Forester - Blacksburg, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael C. Boggs
Real Estate Appraiser/Consulting Forester - Spotsylvania, VA
Michael H. Ballinger
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants - Harvest Forester - Raleigh, NC
Michael Harold
Walnut Creek Forestry - Harrisonburg, VA
Michael J.Vaughan
Southern Land & Forest, Inc. - President - Weldon, NC
Mike Womack
Forest Management Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Dillwyn, VA
Milo Crawford
Chestnut Creek Forestry - Galax, VA
Molly O'Liddy
U&CF Partnership Coordinator - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Nathan R. Green
N. R. Green Resource Consulting LLC - Christiansburg, VA
Neil Thorne
Thorne Resource Consulting LLC - Strasburg, VA
Patrick J. Cleary
Highlands Forestry, Inc. - Prestonburg, KY
Philip D. Bailey, MAI
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. - Senior Appraiser, Eastern US & International - Blacksburg, VA
Rachel Harris
Utilization and Marketing Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Randy Kyner
C & K Forestry Services - Cumberland, VA
Richard Pace III
- Mt. Jackson, VA
Rob Farrell
State Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Rob Morgan
Morgan Forestry Consultants, Inc. - Wytheville , VA
Robbie Talbert
Regional Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Rodney Finkbiner
Carolina Forestry - Owner - Raleigh, NC
Russell Proctor
Regional Fire Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Abingdon, VA
RX Fire Effects LLC
Brian Gordon - Owner - Mt. Crawford, VA
Ryan Hewitt
FIA Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Sabina Dhungana
Utilization and Marketing Program Manager - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Sarah Parmelee
Forestland Conservation Coordinator - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Scott F. Oertle
Piedmont Forestry - Appomattox, VA
Scott Talmage Young
- Consulting Forester - Pilot, VA
Shannon Lewis
Forest Management Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Cumberland, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
- Athens, GA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Southern Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
Stephen A. Whitfield
Whitfield Forestry Consultants PLLC - Raleigh, NC
Stephen D. Mallette
Resource Management Associates - Locustville, VA
Stephen P. Lindberg
Timber Marketing and Management - President, Area Manager - Chesterfield, VA
Steven Shuler
Shuler Timber Brokerage, Cruising & Appraisal - Rural Retreat, VA
SteveWagner
Summerfield Forestry Inc. - Lawrenceville, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Terry Lasher
Assistant State Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
The Longleaf Alliance
- Andalusia, AL
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Thomas E. Harlan
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants - Director/Forester - Midlothian, VA
Thomas Moser
Blue Ridge Forestry Services Inc. - Floyd, VA
Timberlands Unlimited, Inc.
David L. Jennette Jr - Windsor, NC
Todd Groh
Forest Resource Mgt. Program Manager - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Todd Kready
Kready Consulting and Forest Land Mgt. - Bedford, VA
Tom Callahan
FIA Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Forestry Association
- Richmond, VA
W. Allen Jones, Jr.
Parker Forestry Services, Inc. - Owner - Salisbury, MD
W. Michael Lane
- Suffolk, VA
W. Michael Lewis
W. Michael Lewis & Associates - Owner - Martinsville, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
William E. Pownall
Forest Resources Management, Inc. - Vice President - Aylett, VA
William F. Gillette
Rock Springs Forestry, Inc. - President - Capron, VA
William L. Braford
Blue Chip Forestry - Forester - Natural Bridge Station, VA
William M. Dryman
Bernard & Dryman Consulting Forestry, Inc. - President - Timberlake, NC
Zach Olinger
Forest Management and Education Specialist - Virginia Department of Forestry - Galax, VA
Woodlot and Timber Services
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
American Timberlands Company
- Pawleys Island, SC
Bill Bond
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Myersville, MD
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Chloeta Fire Inc.
- Midwest City, OK
Chris Manus
American Forest Management - Mid-Atlantic Region Manager - Charlotte, NC
Conservation Services Inc.
Lowrie Tucker - Waynesboro, VA
David Anderton
American Forest Management - Region Manager - Richmond, VA
Edward R. (Reed) Stanley
R&R Land and Forest Management - Halifax, VA
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
James D. Funk
Forest Synergy, LLC - Locust Grove, VA
Kyle Rhodes
Commonwealth Conservation Services - Owner - Woodstock, VA
Louis Brossy
Brossy Forestry Consulting - Consulting Forester - Wytheville, VA
Mason, Bruce & Girard
- Portland, OR
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael H. Ballinger
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants - Harvest Forester - Raleigh, NC
Piedmont Land Management
Luke Omand - Owner - Free Union, VA
RX Fire Effects LLC
Brian Gordon - Owner - Mt. Crawford, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Terry Lasher
Assistant State Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
The Price Companies, Inc.
- Monticello, AR
Timberlands Unlimited, Inc.
David L. Jennette Jr - Windsor, NC
Tom Tomlinson
Molpus Timberlands Mgt. - Monroe, LA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
W. Michael Lewis
W. Michael Lewis & Associates - Owner - Martinsville, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
William E. Pownall
Forest Resources Management, Inc. - Vice President - Aylett, VA
William F. Gillette
Rock Springs Forestry, Inc. - President - Capron, VA
William L. Braford
Blue Chip Forestry - Forester - Natural Bridge Station, VA
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

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Steps Fire Science Programs

Fire science is about much more than just fighting fires. It covers everything from what causes them to how they behave and are investigated. Fire science jobs require serious knowledge and skills, like those taught in accredited online fire science degree programs. Keep reading to learn all about online fire science degrees, including how they work and where to find top programs.

 

 

Tools and Information to Protect Your Property From Wildfires

Download this document to find tools and information to help you prepare your home and property for protection against wildfire threats.

 

Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire
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Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest Service, explains current research about how homes ignite during wildfires, and the actions that homeowners can take to help their home survive the impacts of flames and embers.

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

Every 23 seconds a fire erupts in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and, in 2011 alone, there were over 1.3 million fires that required fire department intervention. Not only are firefighters brave, they are also very busy!

Firefighters often begin their careers by volunteering at local firehouses, joining the junior firefighter league or undergoing training through municipal fire companies. They might also choose to pursue a program in fire science, a path that could end with an associate or bachelor’s degree. The following resources are meant to help aspiring firefighters understand what the job requires, plan for the education and training they will undergo and keep abreast of the field with the latest research, publications and blogs from firefighters who are in the line of duty every day.

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

 

Fire Safety Guide Book

Approximately 140 students complete fire science programs every year in Arkansas at one of the state’s three accredited fire science schools. A significant number of these fire science graduates come out of the Arkansas Fire Training Academy at Southern Arkansas University Tech. Although the number of graduating fire science students is relatively low, their job prospects are wide-ranging. In addition to firefighting and fire service administration, potential career opportunities also include inspecting structures for fire safety or analyzing and investigating the causes of fires.

Fire science education in Arkansas is limited to certificates and associate degrees. Programs range in focus from fire and emergency response to fire science technology to fire services management. Degree programs explore the knowledge and skills that aspiring fire professionals need to enter the workforce, while also offering preparation for specialized career choices.

Fire Science Degree Programs

 

 

 

LANDFIRE Program

LANDFIRE - multi-partner wildland fire, ecosystem, and wildland fuel mapping projectLANDFIRE is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.

You can view and download products which are updated every two years to reflect change on the landscape over time. These data provide information for regional and national landscape strategic planning for fire and natural resource management activities.

 

Keep tabs on wildfire activity via this U.S. Geological Survey website, GeoMAC.

Point and Click to Track Wildfire Activity in the United States.  Wildfires continue to burn across much of the western United States, and 39,000 fires have scorched 5,899,245 acres this year as of August 7, 2017 according to the National Interagency Fire Center

 

Fire Adapted Communities Reference Guide
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This guide is designed to help leaders, planners, emergency professionals, and citizens learn the best approaches and programs to help their community become more fire adapted.

 

Firewise Recognition Program - Community Assessment Template
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This text is prepared for the use of individuals conducting community assessments as a part of the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program.

 

Firewise Volunteer Tools
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To qualify as a recognized Firewise Communities/USA site, NFPA's Firewise Communities programs asks you to document your investment in these Firewise efforts by tracking any expenses, grants received, and especially time spent by volunteers in making your community safer from wildfire.

 

Firewise Activities Matching Funds Recording Sheet
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Learn what qualifies for matching funds for Firewise grants.

 

Firewise Volunteer/In-kind Tracking Sheet
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Firewise Volunteer Time Sheet
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A User Guide to the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program
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This guide is provided as a general reference and resource for those interested or planning to become a recognized Firewise community.

 

Firewise Application 2015
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Upon completion of the recognition criteria outline in this application, please submit this for to your Firewise State Liaison for review and approval.

 

Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet
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About Your Firewise Investment
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Investing in local Firewise actions proves that your community takes wildfire safety seriously.

 

Fire! A Fair Weather Friend
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Wild in the Woods

 

Virginia Prescribed Burn Management Plan

 

Firewise Communities in Virginia

 

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There are 25 resources serving Northern Virginia Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Firewise Communities Organizations & Professionals serving Northern Virginia Region
Fire Safe Councils
Fred Turck
Prevention Program Manager - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
John Miller
Director of Fire and Emergency Response - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Prescribed Fire Council
- Charlottesville, VA
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
Ben Lane
Eastern Virginia Forestry Services LLC - Franklin, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Chloeta Fire Inc.
- Midwest City, OK
Curtis Berry
C&M Land Worx - Kenbridge, VA
Dave Houttekier
Asst. Director Fire and Emergency Response - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Forest Protection Program
- Charlottesville, VA
Fred Turck
Prevention Program Manager - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
James D. Funk
Forest Synergy, LLC - Locust Grove, VA
John Miller
Director of Fire and Emergency Response - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
RX Fire Effects LLC
Brian Gordon - Owner - Mt. Crawford, VA
Sandy Mills
Fire and Water Quality Programs Coordinator - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
- Athens, GA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Southern Fire Exchange
Kevin Robertson - Fire Ecology Research Scientist - Tallahassee, FL
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Firewise Community Grants
Virginia Department of Fire Programs - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Prescribed Fire Council
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Wildfire and Forest Protection
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC

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Prescribed Burning in Southern Pine Forests
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Prescribed burning is an important wildlife management tool used in our southern pine forests. With an understanding of fire ecology, landowners can effectively apply techniques to improve wildlife habitat using the controlled application of fire.& ...

 

Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire
By:

Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest Service, explains current research about how homes ignite during wildfires, and the actions that homeowners can take to help their home survive the impacts of flames and embers.

 

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

Every 23 seconds a fire erupts in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and, in 2011 alone, there were over 1.3 million fires that required fire department intervention. Not only are firefighters brave, they are also very busy!

Firefighters often begin their careers by volunteering at local firehouses, joining the junior firefighter league or undergoing training through municipal fire companies. They might also choose to pursue a program in fire science, a path that could end with an associate or bachelor’s degree. The following resources are meant to help aspiring firefighters understand what the job requires, plan for the education and training they will undergo and keep abreast of the field with the latest research, publications and blogs from firefighters who are in the line of duty every day.

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

 

Fire Safety Guide Book

Approximately 140 students complete fire science programs every year in Arkansas at one of the state’s three accredited fire science schools. A significant number of these fire science graduates come out of the Arkansas Fire Training Academy at Southern Arkansas University Tech. Although the number of graduating fire science students is relatively low, their job prospects are wide-ranging. In addition to firefighting and fire service administration, potential career opportunities also include inspecting structures for fire safety or analyzing and investigating the causes of fires.

Fire science education in Arkansas is limited to certificates and associate degrees. Programs range in focus from fire and emergency response to fire science technology to fire services management. Degree programs explore the knowledge and skills that aspiring fire professionals need to enter the workforce, while also offering preparation for specialized career choices.

Fire Science Degree Programs

 

 

 

Reasons for Prescribed Fire in Forest Management

A summary of all the benefits of prescribed fire in southern forests.

 

Sharpening the Tools for Prescribed Burns In Eastern Mixed-oak Forests
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Virginia Prescribed Burn Management Plan

 

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