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Fort Providence Research Site
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Forest Fuel Treatment Study
Learn more about this comprehensive look at the effectiveness of forest fuel treatments for community protection. Click Here »
 
Woody Debris Management Program
This program is funded by the BC government to encourage the development of new techniques and technologies to manage woody debris from logging or land development without compromising air quality. Click Here »
 
Advisory Meeting Minutes and Presentations
Read previous Wildfire Operations Research advisory meeting minutes and presentations. Click Here »
 
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FireBozz sprinkler test 2016 CurrentJim Thomasson
Performance evaluation of a prototype Spitfire prescribed ignition equipment 2016 CompletedJim Thomasson
Wildfire Communications Workshop 2017 2016 CompletedJim Thomasson
 Rex Hsieh
Wildfire encounters with forest fuel treatments: Rapid response data collection methods to document change in fire behaviour 2016 CurrentSteven Hvenegaard
 Rex Hsieh
Windrow burning 2016 CurrentGreg Baxter
An analysis of firebrand collection methodologies for spot fire research 2015 CompletedEzgi Kapcak
Case study: fire challenged fuel treatments in Saskatchewan in 2015 2015 CurrentRay Ault
 Greg Baxter
 Rex Hsieh
Evaluating smartphone infrared-scanning accessories for wildfire operations 2015 CompletedJim Thomasson
Fourth wildland fire detection workshop 2015 CompletedRay Ault
Fuel treatment maintenance operations: productivity and effects on potential fire behaviour 2015 CurrentSteven Hvenegaard
Modification of the Alberta helitorch valve 2015 CompletedRoy Campbell
Phos-Chek Foam Stick formulation and applicator field evaluation 2015 CompletedRoy Campbell
Canopy penetration of airtanker drops in forest fuel treatments and untreated stands 2014 CompletedRex Hsieh
 Ray Ault
Case Study - Fire behaviour of RWF-015-13 (Nordegg, Alberta) 2014 CompletedColleen Mooney
Developing a decision tool for remote camera systems 2014 CompletedJim Thomasson
Developing a national fuels management reference database 2014 CompletedRex Hsieh
Developing a simulated wildfire hotspot target 2014 CompletedRay Ault
Developing an evaluation procedure for short-range fire detection systems 2014 CompletedJim Thomasson
National forest fuels management workshop 2014 CompletedColleen Mooney
Productivity of equipment used in fuel treatment operations 2014 CompletedSteven Hvenegaard
 Rex Hsieh
Remote camera system for wildfire management - an Alberta Survey 2014 CompletedRoy Campbell
Review of the wildfire chemical qualification process 2014 CompletedRay Ault
 Colleen Mooney
Using UAVs to scan winter burn piles 2014 CurrentJim Thomasson
Wildfire detection in Canada: trends and innovations 2014 CompletedRay Ault
A video camera system for the Athabasca Fire Lookout 2013 SuspendedJim Thomasson
An improved foam delivery system for wildland firefighting 2013 CompletedRoy Campbell
Assessment of noise exposure in wildfire operations 2013 SuspendedRay Ault
Database for wildfire behaviour documents 2013 SuspendedRex Hsieh
Designing a new aerial-ignition tracking system for Alberta 2013 CompletedJim Thomasson
Designing a second portable smoke-detection tower 2013 CompletedJim Thomasson
Developing a database for ESRD's Wildland Fuels Inventory Program 2013 CompletedRex Hsieh
Developing a long-term monitoring protocol for fuel treatments 2013 CompletedSteven Hvenegaard
Developing wildfire smoke training videos for lookout observers 2013 CompletedRex Hsieh
Documenting human-caused wildfires 2013 SuspendedJim Thomasson
Effectiveness of a low mix-ratio gel on wildfire 2013 SuspendedRay Ault
Forest fuel typing methods used by Canadian wildfire agencies 2013 CompletedGreg Baxter
Matching helicopter drop volumes to wildfire intensity 2013 CompletedRay Ault
 Jim Thomasson
 Rex Hsieh
Needs-analysis study: camera systems to monitor remote weather stations and local-area weather in the Northwest Territories 2013 CompletedJim Thomasson
Protecting railway bridge timbers from wildfire 2013 CompletedJim Thomasson
Using the environmental lapse rate to forecast wildfire blow-ups 2013 CurrentGreg Baxter
 Jim Thomasson
A new ground torch system with on-demand chemical injection 2012 CompletedRoy Campbell
An in-line mixing kit for helitorch systems 2012 CurrentRoy Campbell
Determining the effectiveness of water-enhancing gel as a fire-control agent 2012 CurrentRay Ault
 Jim Thomasson
Drop patterns for the Bambi-Max bucket and the Bell 212 helitanker 2012 CompletedColleen Mooney
 Jim Thomasson
 Ray Ault
Evaluating curtain burners for woody debris disposal 2012 CompletedGreg Baxter
 Jim Thomasson
Exploring the capabilities of helicopter bucket and helitank tracking systems 2012 CompletedJim Thomasson
 Ray Ault
 Colleen Mooney
Fire behaviour and initial-attack crew capabilities in burning harvest debris 2012 CurrentGreg Baxter
 Steven Hvenegaard
Fire behaviour in mulch fuelbeds along linear corridors 2012 CurrentSteven Hvenegaard
Health impact of smoke exposure in wildland-urban interface fires: a literature review 2012 CompletedSteven Hvenegaard
National wildland fuels management survey 2012 CompletedSteven Hvenegaard
Needs-analysis for the next generation fire-finder 2012 SuspendedJim Thomasson
Use of precision GPS for airtanker drop testing 2012 CompletedJim Thomasson
Using a radiant panel to compare wildfire chemicals 2012 CurrentRay Ault
 Rex Hsieh
Visual assessment method of measuring cup amounts in airtanker drops 2012 CompletedColleen Mooney
 Jim Thomasson
Comparative analysis of hotspot detection methods: ground-based infrared camera-assisted vs. conventional practices 2011 CompletedSteven Hvenegaard
Comparing understory burning and mechanical site preparation to regenerate Lodgepole Pine stands 2011 SuspendedGreg Baxter
Design and evaluation of a new wildfire sprinkler 2011 CurrentRoy Campbell
Developing an instrument to measure wildfire intensity 2011 CurrentRay Ault
 Jim Thomasson
Drop tests with the amphibious AT-802F and the CL-215 in standing timber 2011 CompletedColleen Mooney
Effectiveness of stand-cleaning as a forest fuel treatment 2011 CurrentGreg Baxter
Evaluation of Coulson's Martin Mars and FireWatch S76 at the 2011 wildfires in Mexico 2011 CompletedJim Thomasson
Heavy Equipment Workshop - Missoula, Montana 2011 CompletedRoy Campbell
Monitoring microclimate and litter moisture in a FireSmart thinned stand in Lodgepole Pine 2011 CompletedKerry McLaven
Night operations for wildfire water delivery using Coulson's Firewatch airborne command and control system 2011 CompletedJim Thomasson
The Saskatchewan Landscape Laboratory for Wildfire Research: a funding proposal 2011 CompletedRob Thorburn
3rd International Wildland Fire Detection Workshop 2010 CompletedPeter de Bruijn
Aerial intelligence-gathering platforms: a needs-analysis for wildfire operations 2010 CompletedJim Thomasson
An evaluation of handheld infrared cameras for wildfire mop-up operations 2010 CompletedScott VanderMeer
Costs and benfits of seven post-harvest debris treatments in Alberta's forests 2010 CompletedGreg Baxter
Developing an ignition-probability model for mulch fuelbeds 2010 CompletedSteven Hvenegaard
Documenting the effectiveness of sprinklers on experimental burns 2010 CompletedJonathan Large
Effectiveness of light stand-thinning as a forest fuel treatment 2010 CurrentGreg Baxter
Effectiveness of mulching as a forest fuel treatment 2010 CurrentSteven Hvenegaard
Effectiveness of underburning as a forest fuel treatment 2010 CurrentGreg Baxter
Equipment used for wildfire research 2010 CompletedRex Hsieh
Evaluation of the Viper pump flow-enhancer prototype 2010 CompletedJonathan Large
Exploring a method to evaluate the longevity of fire-control agents (gel, Class A foam, water) under field conditions 2010 CompletedPeter de Bruijn
Fire behaviour in thinned Jack Pine: Case studies of FireSmart treatments in Canada's Northwest Territories 2010 CompletedDave Schroeder
Fuelbreak effectiveness in Canada's boreal forests: a synthesis of current knowledge 2010 CompletedColleen Mooney
Helicopter-transportable equipment for fireline operations 2010 CompletedJonathan Large
Identifying less flammable native vegetation for use in linear corridors 2010 CompletedGreg Baxter
Ignition device evaluations and evaluation framework 2010 CompletedRoy Campbell
Testing a method to evaluate the effectiveness of water-enhancing gel on vertical surfaces 2010 CompletedPeter de Bruijn
Trip Reports 2010 CompletedRay Ault
A summary of the Canadian testing and approval processes for fire chemicals and aerial delivery systems 2009 CompletedRoy Campbell
Application of a smoke-detection camera system to support fire lookout operations (Hinton, Alberta) 2009 CompletedRex Hsieh
 Jim Thomasson
Assessing moisture content of piled woody debris and the implications for burning 2009 CompletedGreg Baxter
Best practices guide for protecting log yards from fire 2009 CompletedDave Schroeder
Drop pattern and coverage level comparison between the amphibious AT-802F and the CL-215 2009 CompletedRay Ault
Drop pattern and ground coverage analysis for the Conair hi-flow tank gating system on the AT-802F 2009 CompletedRay Ault
 Colleen Mooney
Evaluation of rotary-wing thermal infrared service delivery using simulated wildfire hotspots 2009 CompletedRay Ault
Fire behaviour in simulated Mountain Pine Beetle-attacked stands 2009 CompletedDave Schroeder
 Colleen Mooney
Grass fuel loads on linear disturbances in Alberta 2009 CompletedGreg Baxter
Review of fire behaviour across a power transmission line 2009 CompletedDave Schroeder
Survival zones for wildland firefighters 2009 CurrentGreg Baxter
The existence of humidity domes created by wildfire sprinklers 2009 CompletedRay Ault
Use of sprinklers and aqueous gel for structure protection from wildfire 2009 CompletedRay Ault
Using a portable tower with video cameras for blind-area smoke detection (Chisholm, Alberta) 2009 CompletedJim Thomasson
Using dataloggers to collect site specific weather information 2009 CompletedPeter de Bruijn
Analysis of the occurrence and cause of fires in slash fuels in Alberta 2008 CompletedGreg Baxter
Assessing the effectiveness of prescribed fire to create bison pasture 2008 CompletedGreg Baxter
Effectiveness of mowing grass to reduce potential fire behaviour in corridors 2008 CompletedGreg Baxter
Evaluating the fire ignition potential of an exhaust insulator for all-terrain vehicles 2008 CompletedGreg Baxter
Evaluation of intumescent paint for timber bridge protection from fire 2008 CompletedJim Thomasson
Evaluation of performance of helitorch fuel during cold weather operation 2008 CompletedDave Schroeder
Evaluation of remote-start pump systems for use in wildfire structure protection 2008 CompletedJim Thomasson
Hydration options for wildland firefighters 2008 CompletedRory Thompson
Ignition potential of portable propane campfires 2008 CompletedKelsy Gibos
Martin Mars aerial delivery trials 2008 CompletedWally McCulloch
 Colleen Mooney
Mulching trials on harvest debris piles 2008 CompletedDave Schroeder
 Colleen Mooney
Preliminary evaluation of mulcher-built firelines 2008 CompletedMarv Clark
Removal of tree crowns under winter conditions using a terra torch 2008 CompletedDave Schroeder
Solar radiation driven differences in fne fuel moisture on north and south slopes 2008 CompletedKelsy Gibos
A video camera system for blind-area smoke detection (Chisholm, Alberta) 2007 CompletedJim Thomasson
Evaluating the effectiveness of FireSmart priority zones for structure protection 2007 CompletedDave Schroeder
Exploring methods to evaluate the ability of water-enhancing gel to stop wildfire spread 2007 CompletedKelsy Gibos
Managing forest fuels for community protection in the British Columbia Interior: productivity and cost of thinning from below 2007 CompletedJanet Mitchell
Temperature profiles above burning woody debris piles 2007 CompletedGreg Baxter
Testing the University of Alberta's rate-of-spread datalogger 2007 CompletedRex Hsieh
2nd International Wildland Fire Detection Workshop 2006 CompletedSharad Karmacharya
Can fire suppressant gels protect log decks? 2006 CompletedDave Schroeder
Considerations for mitigating windthrow due to forest fuel treatments 2006 CompletedDave Schroeder
Development of a recommended standard for off-highway, ground-based water delivery systems for Alberta 2006 CompletedRay Ault
Dynamic vehicle tests of a free-floating baffle system in an non-baffled water tank on wildfire suppression vehicles 2006 CompletedJim Thomasson
 Kris Johnson
Evaluation of long-term retardant drop patterns from the amphibious and wheeled Air Tractor 802 2006 CompletedWally McCulloch
Exploratory research into the development of a three-dimensional grid for the evaluation of long-term retardant drops 2006 CompletedWally McCulloch
Fuels that mix with PetroJelâ„¢ for use in aerial ignition devices 2006 CompletedRory Thompson
Modelling ignition probability of thinned Lodgepole Pine stands 2006 CompletedDave Schroeder
Observations on the use of gels for fire control in California 2006 CompletedWally McCulloch
A second operational trial of the ForestWatch automated smoke-detection system 2005 CompletedRay Ault
 Jim Thomasson
 Rex Hsieh
Evaluating the effectiveness of a fire torch system for prescribed fire operations 2005 CompletedWally McCulloch
Field performance evaluation of Wickman-100 fire pump 2005 CompletedRay Ault
Heavy Equipment and Fireline Construction Workshop 2005 CompletedMarv Clark
Protecting wildland firefighters from smoke exposure: a review of the literature 2005 CompletedKelsy Gibos
Use of a smoke generators and smoke plots to aid fire lookout personnel 2005 CompletedDave Schroeder
Capabilities of airborne infrared remote sensing systems to detect hotspots 2004 CompletedJudi Beck
Effectiveness of Alberta's presuppression preparedness planning system 2004 CompletedJudi Beck
Evaluating the fire ignition potential of all-terrain vehicles in Alberta forests 2004 CompletedGary Dakin
Management of harvesting debris in Alberta 2004 CompletedGreg Baxter
Operational trial of the ForestWatch automated wildfire smoke detection system 2004 CompletedDave Schroeder
1st International Wildland Fire Detection Workshop 2003 CompletedDave Schroeder
Effects of stand thinning on fuel parameters in the Fairholme prescribed burn (Banff National Park) 2003 CompletedDave Schroeder
Evaluation of three wildfire smoke detection systems 2003 CompletedDave Schroeder
Forest Fuels Management Workshop 2003 2003 CompletedRory Thompson
Issues arising from fire in Aspen cutblocks during the House River Fire 2003 CompletedGreg Baxter
Protection of wooden power poles from wildfire 2003 CompletedGary Dakin
All-terrain vehicles as a cause of fire ignition in Alberta forests 2002 CompletedGreg Baxter
Analysis of the occurrence and cause of fires in slash fuels in Alberta between 1961-2000 2002 CompletedGreg Baxter
Assessing the need for footwear with protective toecaps for wildland firefigthers in Alberta 2002 CompletedRay Ault
Case study of an excursion from top-piles 2002 CompletedGreg Baxter
Chisholm wildfire entrapment investigation 2002 CompletedJudi Beck
Ground rates of travel by fire crews using escape routes 2002 CompletedGary Dakin
Measuring the effectiveness of sprinklers for wildfire operations 2002 CompletedRay Ault
Prescribed burn data collection - Hutton Creek, Alberta 2002 CompletedGreg Baxter
Thermal responses to exercise while wearing industrial protective headwear 2002 CompletedRay Ault
Use of a video camera surveillance system for fire detection 2002 CompletedDave Schroeder
Determining the moisture content of burned trees with time domain reflectometry 2001 CompletedJim Ewart
Travel rates of Alberta wildland firefighters using escape routes on a moderately steep slope 2001 CompletedGreg Baxter
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