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    Which of the following has the Least effect on the wildland fire behavior?

    Fuel characteristics
    Weather conditions
    Suppression equipment
    Land topography


    I think its Fuel characteristics but im not sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzbecool219 View Post
    Which of the following has the Least effect on the wildland fire behavior?

    Fuel characteristics
    Weather conditions
    Suppression equipment
    Land topography


    I think its Fuel characteristics but im not sure.
    Are you serious?
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    So you dont know what it is srry I dont know much about wildland
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzbecool219 View Post
    So you dont know what it is srry I dont know much about wildland


    But I remember being a student and not having anyone to help me out so i will cut you some slack.

    Out of the four options listed there which affect FIRE BEHAVIOR?

    Fuels-Fuel loading, Moisture content, Both have affect on how that Fire acts, More fuels, and heavy fuels, More to burn with high intensity.

    Topography- Fires like to Run Up hills. Why? The Convection column form the Flame front Dries the fuels in front of the fire, Lower fuel moisture, high intensity. The exact opposite for flame backing down hills, Flames cant preheat anything below it.

    Weather- Low Relative Humidity's, High Winds, atmospheric instability, Can you see how that's going to change Fire behavior?

    Suppression Tactics- How you try and extinguish the fire...

    Can you Find the one that doesn't belong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzbecool219 View Post
    Which of the following has the Least effect on the wildland fire behavior?

    Fuel characteristics
    Weather conditions
    Suppression equipment
    Land topography


    I think its Fuel characteristics but im not sure.
    Look up the fire triangle for wildland fire...
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    Fuel Characteristics - size, shape, moisture content, compactness, arrangement, material, volatility, herb stage (curedness)

    Weather Conditions - temperature, relative humidity, wind speed/direction, days since rain, build-up, spread, days since rain, dispersion, Energy Release component,

    Topography - slope, aspect, drainages, canyons, cliffs, water bodies, control points,


    Suppression Equipment (and Tactics) - engines, handcrews, dozers, tractor-plows, air tankers, counterfiring, wet lines,

    fuel, weather & topography comprise the wildland fire triangle (though in the Southeast, topography plays little role, fire is mostly weather dominated)
    Your suppression tactics are going to be determined by your available resources and where and how the wildfire is burning (not all tactics or equipment will be effective depending on your fuel topography or weather)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Can you Find the one that doesn't belong?
    Ooooh! I know, I know! Pick me!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yjbrody View Post
    Ooooh! I know, I know! Pick me!!!
    I Just hope it was a serious question, Not some one too lazy to do there homework.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    I Just hope it was a serious question, Not some one too lazy to do there homework.
    A question with those specific answers is in a test bank for FFI&II. I believe it is from the test bank associated with IFSTA Essentials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aromania View Post
    A question with those specific answers is in a test bank for FFI&II. I believe it is from the test bank associated with IFSTA Essentials.
    wow....Thats sad.
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