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Fighting Fire With Fog

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The use of water in forest fire fighting has always had many limitations. For some time fire control men and equipment manufacturers have been experimenting with new types of equipment which produces fine sprays either by forcing the water under high pressure through a very fine orifice or by mechanically breaking it up by means of special nozzles. The author gives an enthusiastic account of experience with a pumper based on the first principle. These developments hold much promise for improving the effectiveness of fire-fighting methods, particularly in flashy fuels in accessible country. Discussion of the merits of other types of fog spray equipment will be welcomed.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service and the Oregon State Forestry Department

Publication date: June 1, 1944

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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