|Re: Calculators used in firefighting|
Message #3 Posted by James-n-Tx on 10 Nov 2003, 8:57 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Renato
Check the following site for more information on National Fire Danger Rating System
It is more for pre-planning, establishing when to implement burn bans, increasing staffing level, ect. It takes into account the temperature, humidity, moisture content of the fuel (brush), amount of fuel.
I have never seen one used on the front lines but the only fires I have been involved in are East Texas woods fires. No comparison to the fires in California.
Calculators are also used for hydraulics calculations on pumper operations, friction loss, pressure at the nozzle, ect.
Captain, Grapeland VFD