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Missoula lab provides firefighters with insights and tools

Mark Finney, Bret Butler, and Matt Jolly are featured in the local Missoulian newspaper

Modified: Aug 12, 2019

FWAS: An Early Warning System For Wildland Firefighters

FWAS watches the data sets and if it sees anything important it will send the firefighter an alert on their phone. They can look at the information contained in the alert, then look into more detail on that alert on their phone.

Modified: Jul 19, 2019

Missoula Fire Sciences Lab Facility Tour

Take a look at the recently published Missoula Fire Sciences Lab Facility Tour Story Map.

Modified: Jul 11, 2019

International Collaboration

The Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program interactive International Collaboration and Research Story Map is live online.

Modified: Jul 11, 2019

Bret Butler highlighted in High Country News

“Wildfire Escape Routes? There’s (Almost) an App for that”

Modified: Jul 08, 2019

Sharon Hood collaborates with Turkey

Scientists Dr. Sharon Hood (RMRS) and Dr. Kevin Ryan (retired) joined Turkish scientists at the Anatolian Forest Research Institute, located in Antalya, Turkey, to exchange information on forest ecology and forest fire research activities.

Modified: Jul 08, 2019

Mark Finney receives 2019 IAWF Ember Award

The IAWF Ember Award is given to recognize and acknowledge sustained achievement in wildland fire science. All nominees for the 2019 Award represent individuals who have and continue to make significant contributions in this area.

Modified: Jul 11, 2019

WindNinja: A Weather Station in Your Pocket

The WindNinja tool, developed by FFS Mechanical Engineer Jason Forthofer and Research Mechanical
Engineer Bret Butler, is featured in a recent blog on the TracPlus website.

Modified: May 31, 2019

Fire Lab Hosts Moroccan High Commission

In mid-April, the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory hosted three fire specialists from Morocco’s High Commission on Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification for a one-week study tour.

Modified: May 31, 2019

Missoula Fire Sciences Lab Virtual Field Trip

NOVA Education features Sara McAllister and Mark Finney in a live streaming session with students. See this on YouTube

Modified: May 28, 2019

Wildfire escape routes?

Bret Butler and team are highlighted in the High Country News article "Wildfire escape routes? There’s (almost) an app for that".

Modified: May 24, 2019

FSim – Mapping The U.S. Wildfire Hazard at a National Scale

Mark Finney, Karen Short and Greg Dillon are featured in Michael Archer's, tracplus, article on FSIM in his latest online article.

Modified: May 21, 2019