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Area-based water delivery systems. Exploratory research on logistics, water delivery, and its localized impacts

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7859
Author
Refai, Razim
Hsieh, Rex
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Manager, Wildfire Operations michael.benson@fpinnovations.ca REVIEWERS Ray Ault, Executive
Author
Refai, Razim
Hsieh, Rex
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Retardant
Spruce
Water
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 n.1
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
The aim of this study was to capture data on area-based water delivery systems, specifically in the context of logistics, systems differentiation, water delivery, and its localized effects. FPInnovations successfully collaborated with Fire & Flood to obtain this data. A two-day test was executed during which Fire & Flood set up their 4- and 12-inch systems and carried out sprinkler operations.
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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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Comparing the canopy penetration of airtanker drops between forest fuel-treated stands and untreated stands

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49365
Author
Hsieh, E.
Ault, Ray
Date
January 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, E.
Ault, Ray
Date
January 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
35 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Stands
Fuel
Treatment
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.20
Language
English
Abstract
Wildfire is a natural phenomenon in Canada that threatens to destroy property and endanger lives. Wildfire agencies are tasked with reducing the threat of wildfire in the wildland-urban interface, which becomes a greater issue as more communities locate near or within forests or become more populated. Forest fuel treatments that reduce or modify forest stands are the most common and effective methods to reduce wildfire danger around communities. However, convincing the public to support forest fuel treatments around their communities can be a challenge for wildfire managers. Understandably, communities want some assurance that what they are committing to will make a difference. One of the many benefits of forest fuel treatments is thought to be an increase in the effectiveness of wildfire operations.
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Debarking burned logs using the Deal processor

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40850
Author
Dyson, Peter
Date
1999
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Dyson, Peter
Date
1999
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Timber
Quality control
Qualitative analysis
Bark
Series Number
Field Note ; Processing-FN-000053
Language
English
Abstract
Burned timber
Debarking
Deal bin processor
Bark content
Chip quality
Charcoal content
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Debris loading and fire behaviour potential: a comparative analysis of two harvesting methods in the Nazko region of Central British Columbia

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49491
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
September 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
September 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire
Forestry
Logging
Fuel
Efficiency
British Columbia
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.55
Language
English
Abstract
Timber harvest companies are looking for cost-effective methods for harvesting low value fibre. FPInnovations conducted a multi-faceted research project in the Nazko region to compare several operational aspects of two harvest methods: cut-to-length and conventional. As part of this research project, FPInnovations’ wildfire group measured and assessed the harvest residue resulting from both harvest methods. With this information, we were able to evaluate potential fire behaviour in each of the harvest areas.
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Demonstration: Trident Pump high pressure, high volume, versatile pump

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7322
Author
Ault, Ray
Campbell, Roy
Gough, Derek
Date
October 2017
Edition
49486
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Campbell, Roy
Gough, Derek
Date
October 2017
Edition
49486
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Forest fire
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2017 n.29
Language
English
Abstract
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry asked FPInnovations to evaluate the patented Trident Pump System developed by Younkers Wielding for the system's suitability for wildfire operations. This report summarizes the author's observations and thoughts.
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Development of a simultaneous crushing and scarification technique for the treatment of burned sites

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40471
Author
Cormier, Denis
Date
August 2000
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Cormier, Denis
Date
August 2000
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Stands
Sites
Site preparation
Scarification
Quebec
Preparation
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 1, No. 15
Language
English
Abstract
FERIC monitored a prototype machine designed to perform simultaneous crushing and scarification for the treatment of burned sites. The prototype was productive, but couldn't always produce an adequate number of plantable microsites, particularly on sites with thick humus.
Site preparation
Crushing
Scarification
Burned sites
Stand establishment
Quebec
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Effectiveness of distributed decision (crowdsourcing) wildfire detection: evaluation of the hummingbird network smoke detection service

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52895
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Campbell, Roy
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
@fpinnovations.ca www.fpinnovations.ca Rex Hsieh, FPInnovations, Wildfire Operations Roy Campbell, Alberta
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Campbell, Roy
Contributor
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF)
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
50 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Smoke detection service
FPI TR
Wildfires
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.6
Language
English
Abstract
Hummingbird Network, a British Columbia company, presented its crowdsourcing wildfire detection concept (the Hummingbird Network Smoke Detection Service) during the 2016 Wildland Fire Canada conference. In January 2017, as a follow-up to the conference, Hummingbird Network provided a live demonstration to AAF, BC Wildfire Service, and FPInnovations in Edmonton, Alberta. After a successful demonstration, and at the request of the wildfire agencies, FPInnovations committed to working with Hummingbird Network to provide an evaluation of its wildfire detection system.
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Effectiveness of mowing grass to reduce potential fire behaviour in corridors

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40898
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
May 2008
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
May 2008
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Intensity
Wildfires
Alberta
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 10, No. 3
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations investigated the effectiveness of mowing grass to reduce potential fire behaviour in corridors in Alberta. Plots of grass mowed in the spring or the previous fall were spring burned alongside plots of standing grass, and fire behaviour was documented. Results showed that mowing does influence fire behaviour in grass, and that season of mowing affects fire intensity. Mowing the grass in spring decreased the fire intensity values by 50% relative to no mowing, and fire intensity values decreased by a further 50% if mowing was completed in the fall.
Fire management
Mowing
Fuels
Fuel loading
Fire behaviour
Fire intensity
Grass
Grasslands
Alberta
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Effectiveness of retardant on mulch fuels: a case study at Pelican Mountain, 2018

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19843
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Contributor
Canadian Forest Services (CFS)
Natural Resources Canada (NRC)
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF)
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
27 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Fuel treatment
Mulching
Mulch
FPI TR
Retardant
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.7
Language
English
Abstract
Mulching is a common method of fuel treatment. However, it is not currently listed by the U.S. Forest Service as a fuel type in its recommendations for fire retardant coverage levels. FPInnovations researchers set up plots with different coverage levels of retardant on a mulch fuel bed and collected fire behaviour data when a fire interacted with these plots. The results are intended to help wildfire agencies understand the effectiveness of retardant on mulch fuels in developing better suppression plans.
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