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2015 wildfire detection workshop, summary

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9810
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
2015
Material Type
presentation
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
2015
Material Type
presentation
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Forestry
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Detection
Series Number
Wildfire 9810 2015
Language
English
Abstract
This was the fourth wildfire detection workshop/conference hosted by FPInnovations. The goal was to explore advancements and opportunities in wildfire detection.
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An evaluation of handheld infrared cameras for ground initial attack crew use during wildfire mop-up operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8722
Author
VanderMeer, Scott
Ault, Ray
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
March 2011
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
VanderMeer, Scott
Ault, Ray
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
March 2011
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
30 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Infrared sensing
Series Number
Fire Report FR-2011-03-28
Language
English
Abstract
Infrared technology is widely used by Canadian wildfire management agencies to achieve wildfire suppression objectives. The use of infrared technology to identify smouldering woody material during the final stages of fire mop-up is most commonly conducted using helicopters equipped with infrared cameras. This report documents the use of an infrared camera by firefighters on the ground on two separate fires in Ontario. FPInnovations has completed several projects related to the use of infrared technology in identifying small, smouldering spots of burning organic material. This Ontario study is our first evaluation of handheld infrared cameras operated on the fireline by fire crews. The initial reaction to the project proposal was suggestion that widespread use of infrared technology on the ground would result in a reduction in cold trailing activities. This study found the use of an infrared camera on the fireline did not alter conventional cold trailing activities but generally complemented conventional patrol and mopup procedures by enabling firefighters to locate more hotspots earlier in the day. In part this study was initiated in response to improvements in infrared camera technology which have increased their applicability to ground patrol operations while reducing the camera acquisition and maintenance cost. This project is a cooperative study between the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and FPInnovations.
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Assessing the need for footwear with protective toecaps for wildland fire operations in Alberta

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3874
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
2002
Edition
40595
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
2002
Edition
40595
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Safety
Alberta
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 3, No. 36
Language
English
Abstract
This study identified footwear appropriate for Alberta wildland firefighters and assessed the need for protective toecaps on their footwear. Hazard and risk of foot injuries were assessed, and recommendations are made.
Fire fighters
Wildfires
Safety
Footwear
Boots
Protective toecaps
Alberta
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Assessment of noise exposure in wildfire operations, project plan

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9357
Author
Thorburn, Rob
Ault, Ray
Date
April 2013
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thorburn, Rob
Ault, Ray
Date
April 2013
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Safety
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9357 2013
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Noise is a common workplace hazard on all wildfire operations. Short-term effects of noise exposure can result in temporary hearing loss, stress, fatigue, ear ringing, and behavioural changes. Overtime, the effects of noise exposure can be cumulative and can contribute to permanent hearing loss. Determining noise exposure levels in wildfire operations is challenging because a firefighter’s work environment is constantly changing. This project aims to identify and assess the noise hazards to which wildland firefighters are exposed.
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Canadian boreal community firesmart project (NWT, Fort Providence) 2015 accomplishment, update

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9734
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
2015
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
2015
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire
Treatments
Management
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9734 2015
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Fort Providence Research Site, Located approximately 40km north of Fort Providence, NT just off Highway 3, the Fort Providence Research Site site was the location of the International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment (ICFME) between 1995 and 2001. Research activities at the site were taken over by FPInnovations Wildfire Operations Research team in 2001. Working closely with the Government of the Northwest Territories, FPInnovations is able to conduct field experiments using high intensity crown fires in support of numerous projects submitted by members.
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Canopy penetration of airtanker drops in forest fuel treatments and untreated stands

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9941
Author
Ault, Ray
Hsieh, Rex
Date
2016
Material Type
presentation
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Hsieh, Rex
Date
2016
Material Type
presentation
Physical Description
7 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Forestry
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9941 2016
Language
English
Abstract
Presentation on a project that demonstrates that an open canopy in a forest fuel treatment will allow more of an airtanker's load to reach the forest floor.
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Case study - Elephant Hill Fire, British Columbia, 2017, low-volume, low-pressure sprinkler deployment in the community of Skeetchestn

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9593
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
April 2019
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Contributor
British Columbia Office of the Fire Commissioner
Nelson Irrigation Corporation
First Nations Emergency Services Society of British Columbia
Skeetchestn First Nations
WASP Manufacturing Ltd.
British Columbia Wildfire Service
Date
April 2019
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
9 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9593 2019
301012735: FRIAA SPRINKLER PROJECT
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Sprinklers are used to protect structures from wildfire during wildland-urban interface events across Canada. Traditionally, standard forestry equipment has been used in conjunction with impact sprinklers. FPInnovations is reviewing common practices and equipment used during sprinkler deployments, in Canada, to determine if they are the most appropriate for community structure protection, or if alternative approaches should be considered. This case study documents the deployment of low-volume, low-pressure sprinklers in the First Nations community of Skeetchestn when threatened by the Elephant Hill fire in August, 2017.
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Case study - Kenow Fire, Alberta, 2017, structure protection in Waterton Lakes National Park

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9594
Author
Ault, Ray
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
April 2019
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Hvenegaard, Steven
Contributor
Parks Canada
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF)
RapidFire & Rescue Inc.
Montane Forest Management Ltd.
Date
April 2019
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
19 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9594 2019
301012735: FRIAA SPRINKLER PROJECT
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Sprinklers are used to protect structures from wildfire during wildland-urban interface (WUI) events across Canada. Traditionally, standard forestry equipment has been used in conjunction with impact sprinklers. FPInnovations is reviewing common practices and equipment used during sprinkler deployments, in Canada, to determine if they are the most appropriate for community structure protection, or if alternative approaches should be considered. This case study documents the complex protection efforts for more than 450 structures during the Kenow wildfire that occurred in Waterton Lakes National Park in September 2017.
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Case study - Tolko Mill Yard, Heffley Creek, British Columbia, high-volume, high-pressure permanent sprinkler system

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9591
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
April 2019
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Contributor
Highlands Irrigation Services – Kamloops, British Columbia
Tolko Industries – Heffley Creek, British Columbia
Nelson Irrigation – Walla Walla, Washington
Date
April 2019
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9591 2019
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Sprinklers are used to protect structures from wildfire during wildland-urban interface events across Canada. Traditionally, standard forestry equipment has been used in conjunction with impact sprinklers. FPInnovations is reviewing common practices and equipment used during sprinkler deployments, in Canada, to determine if they are the most appropriate for community structure protection, or if alternative approaches should be considered. This case study documents the use of a high-volume, high-pressure permanent sprinkler system that is installed in Tolko’s millyard at Heffley Creek, British Columbia to maintain wood quality and protect the company’s assets. Permanent high-volume, high-pressure systems may present a viable option for protecting community and other critical infrastructure.
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Case study - West Babine River Fire, British Columbia, 2018, private citizens supporting the protection of their own infrastructure

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9592
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
April 2019
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Contributor
Office of the Fire Commissioner
British Columbia Wildfire Service
Delta Irrigation, Kamloops
Date
April 2019
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
9 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9592 2019
301012735: FRIAA SPRINKLER PROJECT
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Sprinklers are used to protect structures from wildfire during wildland-urban interface events across Canada. Traditionally, standard forestry equipment has been used in conjunction with impact sprinklers. FPInnovations is reviewing common practices and equipment used during sprinkler deployments, in Canada, to determine if they are the most appropriate for community structure protection, or if alternative approaches should be considered. This case study documents the steps a lodge owner took to protect his structure and how private citizens, wildfire, and municipal fire agencies worked collaboratively during the West Babine River fire that occurred in August 2018.
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