The New Fire Training Simulator
Abstract:The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service working with the International Electric Corporation has designed and built a new fire training device. Called a fire training Simulator, it produces realistic moving fire and smoke on any selected background scene. A team of instructors interacts via radio and telephone with trainees. Training has been done with fire bosses in such basic elements as sizeup, ordering resources, assigning, tactics, and dealing with emerging problems. All who have participated are enthusiastic and have termed it a major breakthrough in fire training.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Assistant Director, Division of Fire Control, Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Washington, D. C.
Publication date: 1963-08-01
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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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