Aerial attack on wildland fires is often the most expensive part of wildland firefighting. It is important for firefighting agencies to know the effect different coverage levels have on fire intensity to help effectively manage their resources.
Previous work carried out at the University of Alberta (S. Anderson, 2015) investigated the effect that various chemicals have on ignition time in a standard fuel using a radiant heater. It is the objective of this work to use the same experimental setup to quantify the effect that fuel loads (FL) and coverage levels (CL) have on the fire intensity (I). Water will be the ‘product’ used to produce coverage levels.