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 246 resources serving Northern Virginia Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Expert Assistance Organizations & Professionals serving Northern Virginia Region
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Chloeta
- Jay, OK
Daniel R. Wilson
Three Rivers Forestry - Tappahannock, VA
F&W Forestry Services
- Albany, GA
Firewise Communities - Virginia
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
James D. Funk, ACF
Forest Synergy, LLC - Locust Grove, 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
Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management
Virginia Department of Forestry - Fred Turck - Charlottesville, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
Holly Campbell - Southern Regional Extension Forestry - 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 Forestry and Wildlife Group
- Afton, VA
Virginia Prescribed Fire Council
- Charlottesville, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
William H. Lock & Associates, Inc.
William H. Lock - Greensboro, NC
Foresters
Adam Watson
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Monroe, NC
Allen Watson
Hatchet Creek Forestry Services - Wirtz, VA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Andy Eubank
Forestry Management Services - Winchester, VA
Ashby Brown
Woods, Water and Wildlife Inc. - Carrsville, VA
Ben Cole
Bickford Timber and Land Management - Appomattox, VA
Ben Lane
Eastern Virginia Forestry Services LLC - Zuni, VA
Bill Bond
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Myersville, MD
Bill Wray
Wray Forestry Consulting - Richmond, VA
Billy Newman
EnviroFor, LLC - Shipman, VA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Bob Warring, ACF
Bob Warring Forestry Services - Owner - Scottsville, VA
Brandon Martin
Directions Land Mgt. - Blackstone, 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
Carolyn Mulligan
American Forest Management - District Manager - Danville , VA
Charles B. Harding Jr.
Harding Forestry & Realty Company - Emporia, VA
Charles D. Kasper
Kasper Timber Company - Emporia, VA
Charles H. Turner, ACF
CHT Forestry, LLC - Owner - Branchville, VA
Charles Huppuch
- Verona, VA
Charles M. Little
Interstate Forest Product - Brodnax, VA
Charlie R. Wade, ACF
SilviaTerra - Roanoke, VA
Christoper Kappa
Phoenix Forestry Services - Charlottesville, VA
Christopher B. Reid, ACF
F & W Forestry Services, Inc. - Forester - Charlottesville, VA
Chuck Bates
Forestry & Wildlife Consulting Services - Gretna, VA
Clifton Rexrode
Appalachian Forestry Services - Waynesboro, VA
D. Brad White
Clearwater Forestry Consultants LLC - Hardy, VA
Dale Turner
Turner Forestry Services - Louisa, VA
Dan Parker
Tillinghast & Neely - Danville, WV
Dana Malone
Malone Forestry Consulting - Purcellville, VA
Daniel F. Perkins
Registered Forester NC #1439 - Chester, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Daniel N. Hammond, ACF
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Daniel R. Wilson
Three Rivers Forestry - Tappahannock, VA
Dave Paduda
Consulting Forester - Arlington, VA
David A. Sirna
Sirna Forestry Consulting Service - Bunker Hill, WV
David Anderton
American Forest Management - Region Manager - Richmond, VA
David C. Froggatt
Misty Woods LLC - Prince George, VA
David C. Henderson
Henderson Forestry Consultants, PA - President - Asheboro, NC
David E. Birdsall Jr.
D. E. Birdsall Forestry Inc. - Gloucester, VA
David L. Thomas
Old Dominion Forestry - Luray, VA
David R. Martin Jr.
Martin Forestry & Realty - Chase CIty, VA
David R. Sheldon
Sheldon Forestry Inc. - King & Queen, VA
David W. Sandman
- Pamplin, VA
David Warner
TimberLand Consulting - Shanks, WV
Dean T. Blount, ACF
Tyler Blount, Consulting Forestry, LLC - Consulting Forester/Realtor - Troutville, VA
Delmer Aylor
Aylor Consulting Forestry - Chase City, VA
Donald N. Parris
Timber Consultants, Inc. - Halifax, VA
Donald N. Parris
Timber Consultants, Inc. - Concord, VA
Douglas F. Brewster
Wood Brokers Company Inc. - Chester, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane E. Means
Foresters Incorporated - Blacksburg, VA
Duane Means
Arrow Forestry - New Castle, VA
Edward G. Tugwell
Tugwell Consulting Forestry, P.A. - President - Asheboro, NC
Edward R. (Reed) Stanley
- Halifax, VA
Eric Blake
Singletree Forestry Services LLC - New Kent, VA
F&W Forestry Services
- Albany, GA
Firewise Communities - Virginia
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Frank O. Brooks Jr.
Forest Resources Management Inc. - Aylett, VA
Fred Schatzki
American Forest Management - Forester - Louisa, VA
G. Richard Griffin Jr.
G. Richard Griffin Jr Consulting Forester - Kenbridge, VA
Gary Bratton
American Forest Management - Director, Appraisal Services / ARA (Accredited Rural Appraiser) - Sumter, SC
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
George W. Peery Jr.
Peery Forestry Services - Chatham, VA
Glen Worrell, Jr., ACF
F&W Forestry Services - Regional Manager - Charlottesville, VA
Greg Hutson
Little River Timber Management, Inc. - Maryville, TN
Gregory Garrison
Timber Marketing and Management - Chesterfield, VA
Henry A. Randolph
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants - Partner - Raleigh, NC
Homer G. Smith Jr.
Smith Forestry & Realty Company - Drakes Branch, VA
Hunter Darden
Hunter Darden III Consulting Forester - Franklin, VA
James C. Munden
- Midlothian, VA
James D. Funk, ACF
Forest Synergy, LLC - Locust Grove, VA
James F. Wagner
- Chatham, VA
James Furnish
Forestry Consultant - Rockville, MD
James T. O'Hare
Consulting Forester - Staunton, VA
Jeffrey Bent
- Petersburg, VA
Jeffrey C. Wikle, MAI
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Manager - Monroe, NC
Jess Crawford
South Rivers Forestry Consultants, LLC - King William, VA
Jim Carroll
Appalachian Timberland Management - Winchester, VA
Jim Vadas
Clearwater Forestry Services - West Point, VA
Joe Hedrick
Natural Bridge Forestry Consultants - Natural Bridge Station, VA
Joe Secoges
Eastern Forest Consultants LLC - Blacksburg, VA
John A.Heard
- Berryville, VA
John C. Magruder
Three Rivers Forestry - Consulting Forester - Tappahannock, VA
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
John Coleman
- Woodstock, VA
John H. (Jay) Crowder
- Boydton, VA
John H. Kight, II, ACF
Frazier Consulting Foresters, P.C. - Forester - Elizabeth City, NC
John H. Washburn
John H. Washburn Inc. - Kenbridge, VA
John Holstine
Holstine Forestry Consulting LLC - Charleston, WV
John J. West
- Consulting Forester - Bluefield, VA
John Perry
- Rocky Gap, VA
John R. (Jack) Cannon
J. R. Cannon, LLC - Emporia, VA
John R. Reid, ACF
Forest Resources Management, Inc. - Aylett, 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
Johnny Walker
Walker Enterprises - Big Stone Gap, VA
Kea Turner
Turner Forestry LLC - Carrsville, VA
Keith Brouillard
Carolina Forestry - Co-Owner - Raleigh, NC
Keith P. Newcomer
- Franklin, VA
Kevin A. Belt
Appalachian Forestry - Johnson City, TN
Kyle Parshall
American Forest Management - Forester - South Hill, VA
Larry Edwards
- Greenville, VA
Larry J. Harrup
Southern Forestry LLC - Valentines, VA
Larry Layman
Layman Forestry Services - Halifax, VA
Lee Bethea
- McKenney, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
Louis Brossy
Brossy Forestry Consulting - Consulting Forester - Wytheville, VA
Lueke Timber and Realty
- Providence Forge, Va
Mark D. Sims
Sims Forestry Services - Staunton, VA
Mark L. Brashears
- Consulting Forester - Romney, WV
Matthew B. Gillette, ACF
Rock Springs Forestry, Inc. - Capron, 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
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Michael W. Bobb
Consulting Forester LLC - Spotsylvania, VA
Milo Crawford
Chestnut Creek Forestry - Galax, VA
Nathan P. Rutherford
South Rivers Forestry Consultants, LLC - Management Forester - Carson, VA
Nathan R. Green
N. R. Green Resource Consulting LLC - Christiansburg, VA
Neil Thorne
Thorne Resource Consulting LLC - Strasburg, VA
Oliver Dodge
- Richmond, VA
Patrick J. Cleary, ACF
Highlands Forestry, Inc. - Prestonburg, KY
Paul M. Haney, ACF
Environmental Timber Management - President - Barboursville, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Peter D. Hancock
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants - Harvest Forester - Raleigh, NC
Peter Gayer
PDG Forestry Services LLC - Forest, VA
Phil Cooley, CF
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Monroe, NC
Randy Kyner
C & K Forestry Services - Cumberland, Va
Richard Pace III
- Mt. Jackson, VA
Rick Malm
Domain Timber Advisors, LLC - Regional Forester, Southeast - Fernandina Beach, FL
Robert E. Smiley
Resource International - Ashland, VA
Rodney Finkbiner
Carolina Forestry - Owner - Raleigh, NC
Scott F. Oertle
Piedmont Forestry - Appomattox, VA
Scott Talmage Young
Scott Talmage Young, Consulting Forester - Pilot, VA
Sean L. Nolan
F & W Forestry Services, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
Holly Campbell - Southern Regional Extension Forestry - Athens, GA
Sidney C. Sheldon
Sheldon Forestry Inc. - King & Queen Courthouse, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Southern Forests Network
- Asheville, NC
Southern Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
Southern Group of State Foresters
Wib Owen - SGSF Executive Director - Garner, NC
Stephen A. Whitfield, ACF
Whitfield Forestry Consultants - Raleigh, NC
Stephen D. Mallette
Resource Management Associates - Locustville, VA
Steven Shuler
Shuler Timber Brokerage, Cruising & Appraisal - Rural Retreat, VA
SteveWagner
Summerfield Forestry Inc. - Lawrenceville, VA
Stuart Hale
The Forest Mgt. Company LLC - Abingdon, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
The Longleaf Alliance
- Andalusia, AL
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Thomas Moser
Blue Ridge Forestry Services Inc. - Floyd, VA
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Timberlands Unlimited, Inc.
David L. Jennette Jr - Windsor, NC
Todd Kready
Kready Consulting and Forest Land Mgt. - Bedford, VA
Tom W. Zaebst
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Cumberland, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group
- Afton, VA
Virginia Forestry Association
Shannon McCabe - Deputy Executive Director - Richmond, VA
W. Allen Jones, Jr., ACF
Parker Forestry Services, Inc. - Owner - Salisbury, MD
W. Michael Lane
- Suffolk, VA
W. Michael Lewis
W. Michael Lewis & Associates - Owner - Martinsville, VA
Wally Newman
Newman Forestry Services - Dinwiddie, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Will Warekois
Southern Forestry Services LLL - Beaverdam, VA
William E. Pownall, ACF
Forest Resources Management, Inc. - Aylett, VA
William F. Gillette, ACF
Rock Springs Forestry, Inc - President, Forester - Capron, VA
William G. Hubbard
Cooperative Extension Service - Southern Regional Extension Forester - Athens, GA
William H. Lock & Associates, Inc.
William H. Lock - Greensboro, NC
William L. Braford
Blue Chip Forestry - Forester - Natural Bridge Station, VA
William L. Whitman
B & W Timber Company Inc. - Jarratt, VA
William M. Dryman, ACF
Bernard and Dryman Consulting Forestry, Inc. - President - Timberlake, NC
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Young Forestry Consulting, LLC
Joseph Young - Glennville, PA
Woodlot and Timber Services
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Bill Bond
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Myersville, MD
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Carolyn Mulligan
American Forest Management - District Manager - Danville , VA
Chloeta
- Jay, OK
Conservation Services Inc.
Lowrie Tucker - Waynesboro, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Daniel R. Wilson
Three Rivers Forestry - Tappahannock, VA
David Anderton
American Forest Management - Region Manager - Richmond, VA
Dean T. Blount, ACF
Tyler Blount, Consulting Forestry, LLC - Consulting Forester/Realtor - Troutville, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane E. Means
Foresters Incorporated - Blacksburg, VA
F&W Forestry Services
- Albany, GA
Forest2Market
- Charlotte, NC
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
Glen Worrell, Jr., ACF
F&W Forestry Services - Regional Manager - Charlottesville, VA
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
James D. Funk, ACF
Forest Synergy, LLC - Locust Grove, VA
Jeffrey C. Wikle, MAI
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Manager - Monroe, NC
Jess Crawford
South Rivers Forestry Consultants, LLC - King William, VA
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
John R. Reid, ACF
Forest Resources Management, Inc. - Aylett, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
Louis Brossy
Brossy Forestry Consulting - Consulting Forester - Wytheville, VA
Matthew B. Gillette, ACF
Rock Springs Forestry, Inc. - Capron, VA
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
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Peter D. Hancock
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants - Harvest Forester - Raleigh, NC
Rick Malm
Domain Timber Advisors, LLC - Regional Forester, Southeast - Fernandina Beach, FL
Southern Forests Network
- Asheville, NC
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
The Price Companies, Inc.
- Monticello, AR
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Timberlands Unlimited, Inc.
David L. Jennette Jr - Windsor, NC
Tom W. Zaebst
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Cumberland, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group
- Afton, 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, ACF
Forest Resources Management, Inc. - Aylett, VA
William F. Gillette, ACF
Rock Springs Forestry, Inc - President, Forester - Capron, VA
William H. Lock & Associates, Inc.
William H. Lock - Greensboro, NC
William L. Braford
Blue Chip Forestry - Forester - Natural Bridge Station, VA
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

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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 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 

 

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 22 resources serving Northern Virginia Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Firewise Communities Organizations & Professionals serving Northern Virginia Region
Fire Safe Councils
Firewise Communities - Virginia
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management
Virginia Department of Forestry - Fred Turck - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Prescribed Fire Council
- Charlottesville, VA
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Chloeta
- Jay, OK
Daniel R. Wilson
Three Rivers Forestry - Tappahannock, VA
F&W Forestry Services
- Albany, GA
Firewise Communities - Virginia
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
James D. Funk, ACF
Forest Synergy, LLC - Locust Grove, 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
Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management
Virginia Department of Forestry - Fred Turck - Charlottesville, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
Holly Campbell - Southern Regional Extension Forestry - 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 Forestry and Wildlife Group
- Afton, VA
Virginia Prescribed Fire Council
- Charlottesville, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
William H. Lock & Associates, Inc.
William H. Lock - Greensboro, NC

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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

 

 

 

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.& ...

 

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

 

Firewise Communities in Virginia

 

 

 Google News about Prescribed Fire

The following news articles are provided by the Google News service and do not reflect the views or imply an endorsement by the Virginia Land Conservation Assistance Network and its affiliates. We cannot guarantee the relevance of the content of this page or any links that may be followed from the articles herein.

Expert Assistance News Items
Stone Center of Virginia Helps Homeowners Take on Spring Renovation Projects - Press Release - Digital Journal
3/14/2019 10:47:04 AM
Stone Center of Virginia Helps Homeowners Take on Spring Renovation Projects - Press Release    Digital Journal This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire. Manassas, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/14/2019 -- Stone Center, the most trusted supplier of both indoor and ...

Woman Dies from Rabies After She Was Misdiagnosed With Panic Attacks - Health.com
1/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Woman Dies from Rabies After She Was Misdiagnosed With Panic Attacks    Health.com A Virginia woman was bitten by a dog when traveling in India and contracted rabies. Doctors misdiagnosed her symptoms as panic attacks, and she later.

CDC experts arrive in WV to help manage hepatitis A - Huntington Herald Dispatch
8/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
CDC experts arrive in WV to help manage hepatitis A    Huntington Herald Dispatch CHARLESTON - Six national epidemiological experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now stationed in West Virginia to help manage ...

Huntington part of Mayors' Institute on Opioids in Boston this week - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
5/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Huntington part of Mayors' Institute on Opioids in Boston this week - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews BOSTON, Mass. — Huntington Mayor Steve Williams is representing his city in Boston this week for a meeting with five other cities impacted by the opioid ...

West Virginia residents fight mountaintop removal mining in 'The Last Mountain,' new on DVD - Plain Dealer
10/29/2011 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia residents fight mountaintop removal mining in 'The Last Mountain,' new on DVD    Plain Dealer The controversial process of dynamiting the tops of mountains to mine the coal inside rallies West Virginia residents worried about the effects on their health in ...

Firewise Communities News Items
Spring wildfire season starts, implementing 4 pm burn ban - WHSV
2/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Spring wildfire season starts, implementing 4 pm burn ban    WHSV February 15 marks the start of wildfire season in Virginia. This means weather conditions this time of year enhance our risk of wildfires, so the 4:00 PM burn ban ...

Virginia burn law goes into effect Feb. 15 - WWBT NBC12 News
2/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia burn law goes into effect Feb. 15    WWBT NBC12 News The law prohibits burning, except between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight, from Feb. 15 to April 30. Fires also cannot be within 300 feet of woodland, brushland ...

Burn law goes into effect this week - WHSV
2/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Burn law goes into effect this week    WHSV Fire departments throughout Virginia are reminding the public about the 4 p.m. burn ban, which begins February 15th. The law prohibits burning, except ...

Virginia's 4 p.m. burn law now in effect - WSET
2/15/2017 3:00:00 AM
Virginia's 4 p.m. burn law now in effect    WSET LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - The statewide burn ban is now in effect. The 4 p.m. burn law lasts from February 15 to April 30 each year and is aimed to prevent ...

Virginia burning law goes into effect as spring wildfire season begins - WHSV
2/14/2017 3:00:00 AM
Virginia burning law goes into effect as spring wildfire season begins    WHSV The Spring Wildfire Season in Virginia begins on February 15. Starting that day, open burning is prohibited between midnight and 4 p.m..

Local news in Louisa County and Lake Anna - The Central Virginian
2/9/2017 3:00:00 AM
Local news in Louisa County and Lake Anna    The Central Virginian County officials are trying to do something to curb residents from burning some trash on their property, without taking away their ability to burn yard waste or ...

Workshops and Education News Items
Mingo students encouraged to apply now for FAFSA - Williamson Daily News
3/24/2019 12:01:01 AM
Mingo students encouraged to apply now for FAFSA    Williamson Daily News Williamson Daily NewsWest Virginia has set a statewide goal of having 63 percent of students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms by ...

DGIF Virginia Basic Hunter Education Course at Elko Community Center - Henrico Citizen
3/22/2019 2:18:44 PM
DGIF Virginia Basic Hunter Education Course at Elko Community Center    Henrico Citizen The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will offer the Virginia Basic Hunter Education Course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elko Community Center, ...

Promoting financial wellness - Gallipolis Daily Tribune
3/20/2019 11:52:27 AM
Promoting financial wellness    Gallipolis Daily Tribune CHARLESTON — AARP West Virginia is partnering with more than 40 organizations, including the Federal Reserve Bank and Federal Trade Commission to ...

Tasmeem Doha 2019 concludes in style with exciting workshops, talks - The Peninsula Qatar
3/20/2019 1:56:00 AM
Tasmeem Doha 2019 concludes in style with exciting workshops, talks    The Peninsula Qatar Tasmeem Doha 2019, the international art and design conference, which was hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts ...

Chronic pain study to serve as health care tool | News, Sports, Jobs - Marietta Times
3/20/2019 12:04:29 AM
Chronic pain study to serve as health care tool | News, Sports, Jobs    Marietta Times Today kicks off a chronic pain study in Washington County in partnership with West Virginia University Medicine's Department of Orthopedics. The study begins.

Tasmeem Doha 2019 Design Conference at VCUarts Qatar Draws Large Crowds - ZAWYA
3/19/2019 6:59:48 AM
Tasmeem Doha 2019 Design Conference at VCUarts Qatar Draws Large Crowds    ZAWYA Tasmeem Doha 2019, the international art and design conference, which was hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts ...

Spring Mills High Orchestra represents West Virginia at New Mexico festival - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
3/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Spring Mills High Orchestra represents West Virginia at New Mexico festival - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews SPRING MILLS, W.Va. — Echoing through a hallway at Spring Mills High School is a blend of violins, trumpets, drums and voices from the music department.

W.Va. Department of Education Forum Set | News, Sports, Jobs - Wheeling Intelligencer
3/15/2019 12:04:30 AM
W.Va. Department of Education Forum Set | News, Sports, Jobs    Wheeling Intelligencer WHEELING — The West Virginia Department of Education wants to know what the public thinks about education in the state, and is seeking the best ideas to im.

New University of Virginia-Nudge4 Solutions Initiative Aims to Improve Educational and Employment Outcomes in Virginia, Tennessee, and Indiana - GlobeNewswire
3/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
New University of Virginia-Nudge4 Solutions Initiative Aims to Improve Educational and Employment Outcomes in Virginia, Tennessee, and Indiana    GlobeNewswire Charlottesville, Va., March 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The University of Virginia Nudge4 Solutions Lab is partnering with state agencies in Virginia, ...

Cox High junior organizes 'Buddies Helping Buddies' workshop for special education students - Virginian-Pilot
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Cox High junior organizes 'Buddies Helping Buddies' workshop for special education students    Virginian-Pilot Cox High School junior Kaitlyn Piston organized a weekend workshop for 30 special education students on a recent weekend with activities that included ...

Jefferson Trust Awards $800K for UVA Classroom Innovation, Data Science, More - UVA Today
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Jefferson Trust Awards $800K for UVA Classroom Innovation, Data Science, More    UVA Today The Jefferson Trust, an initiative of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, will distribute more than $800,000 in seed money to 13 UVA initiatives in 2019, ...

Diversity means business success, panelists tell Norfolk Academy students - Virginian-Pilot
2/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Diversity means business success, panelists tell Norfolk Academy students    Virginian-Pilot Stereotypes about the role of minorities in the professional world still exist, five panelists told Norfolk Academy students at the school's annual Multicultural Day.

3 Farm and Food Workshops Being Held in West Virginia - WOWK
2/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
3 Farm and Food Workshops Being Held in West Virginia    WOWK The first of three workshops on entrepreneurial farming and food manufacturing is this week in West Virginia.

UPDATED: W.Va. teachers' unions call for strike Tuesday over education bill; Eastern Panhandle schools closed - Herald-Mail Media
2/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
UPDATED: W.Va. teachers' unions call for strike Tuesday over education bill; Eastern Panhandle schools closed    Herald-Mail Media CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers' unions on Monday called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as lacking their input and ...

Over 850 educators attend 23rd Virginia Children's Engineering Convention - virginiafirst.com
2/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Over 850 educators attend 23rd Virginia Children's Engineering Convention    virginiafirst.com ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) - The Virginia Children's Engineering Council held their 23rd annual conference from February 6 - 8 at Hotel Roanoke.

Autistic woman is in law school, competing for Miss Virginia - WSET
2/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Autistic woman is in law school, competing for Miss Virginia    WSET RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Hallie Hovey-Murray was in college, one of her sorority sisters made a passing comment about another girl: “Oh, she's so socially ...

University of Virginia Tells Faculty to Stop Creating Racist Students - Breitbart
2/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
University of Virginia Tells Faculty to Stop Creating Racist Students    Breitbart The University of Virginia recently hosted a series of workshops for its faculty on how they can stop encouraging racist attitudes in students.

How one young Richmond woman with autism is going to law school, competing for Miss Virginia and being an outspoken advocate for change - Richmond.com
1/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
How one young Richmond woman with autism is going to law school, competing for Miss Virginia and being an outspoken advocate for change    Richmond.com She was expelled twice for behavior problems in grade school. Now she's a law student at William & Mary and competing for Miss Virginia. How Hallie ...

Georgia to Buy New LMS; Virginia District Wants AP Workshops, PD - Market Brief - Education Week
1/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Georgia to Buy New LMS; Virginia District Wants AP Workshops, PD - Market Brief    Education Week The state of Georgia is interested in a new learning management system for its online program, and a Virginia school district looks to buy AP courses.

Beach studio helps you tap into your crafty side - Virginian-Pilot
12/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Beach studio helps you tap into your crafty side    Virginian-Pilot It looked like Santa's workshop at the Oceanfront with a room full of moms, dads and children crafting Christmas ornaments on a rainy Saturday morning before ...

Accolades: Med School, Nursing School Honored for Diversity - UVA Today
12/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Accolades: Med School, Nursing School Honored for Diversity    UVA Today The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing have each received Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Awards ...

U-Va. professor retires after investigation indicates he had inappropriate sexual contact with student - Washington Post
12/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
U-Va. professor retires after investigation indicates he had inappropriate sexual contact with student    Washington Post A veteran English professor at the University of Virginia is retiring after an internal investigation concluded he should be held responsible for inappropriate ...

UVA School of Medicine honored for diversity, inclusion - CBS19 News
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
UVA School of Medicine honored for diversity, inclusion    CBS19 News For the seventh year in a row, the University of Virginia School of Medicine has been recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

UVA School of Medicine Honored Nationally for Diversity, Inclusion Efforts - NBC 29 News
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
UVA School of Medicine Honored Nationally for Diversity, Inclusion Efforts    NBC 29 News For its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the University of Virginia School of Medicine has earned a national award from a higher education magazine.

HQ2: What’s in it for New York, Virginia sites? Amazon lays out some perks - The Seattle Times
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
HQ2: What’s in it for New York, Virginia sites? Amazon lays out some perks    The Seattle Times After eight years of fraught relations with Seattle, Amazon carefully laid out a few bonuses it will bring Long Island City in its long-awaited HQ2 announcement.

Meet the dance crew: Dancing's Our Poison at Virginia Tech - Virginia Tech Collegiate Times
11/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Meet the dance crew: Dancing's Our Poison at Virginia Tech    Virginia Tech Collegiate Times Dancing's Our Poison, more commonly known as DOP, is a non-competitive dance crew at Virginia Tech. Initially founded in 2009, this dance team was ...

Virginia farmers to meet at annual convention - WTOP
11/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia farmers to meet at annual convention    WTOP Farmers from across Virginia are planning to gather for educational workshops and updates on federal farm policy during an annual convention.

Use the Forge - Richmond magazine
11/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Use the Forge    Richmond magazine A new permanent exhibition at the Science Museum of Virginia offers a hands-on makerspace.

Charlottesville’s Other Jim Crow Legacy: Separate and Unequal Education - ProPublica
10/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Charlottesville’s Other Jim Crow Legacy: Separate and Unequal Education    ProPublica The Virginia city has one of the widest achievement gaps in the U.S., and a ProPublica/New York Times analysis shows that white students there are about four ...

West Virginia, Kentucky Schools Teaming to Boost Achievement - U.S. News & World Report
10/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia, Kentucky Schools Teaming to Boost Achievement    U.S. News & World Report West Virginia and Kentucky colleges are teaming up to boost the performance of Appalachian students in science, technology, engineering and math.

Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind taps into solar energy for cooking farm-to-school - Staunton News Leader
10/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind taps into solar energy for cooking farm-to-school    Staunton News Leader Tuesday was an important day for students and staff at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. It was the first time they were trying out a solar oven as a ...

Virginia Children’s Festival to be held in Town Point Park - WTKR News 3
8/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Children’s Festival to be held in Town Point Park    WTKR News 3 The Virginia Children's Festival is celebrating its 30th birthday in October, and it's inviting all of Hampton Roads to celebrate, too.

VA Cyber Range hosts first-ever cybersecurity conference in the Valley - WHSV
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
VA Cyber Range hosts first-ever cybersecurity conference in the Valley    WHSV The Virginia Cyber Range is hosting its very first Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference at James Madison University on August 14th and 15th.

UVA Program Arms K-12 Teachers With Resources on Slavery and Racism - University of Virginia
3/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
UVA Program Arms K-12 Teachers With Resources on Slavery and Racism    University of Virginia In 1861, Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the short-lived Confederate States of America, gave a speech about the Confederate constitution, which ...