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    Author(s): William S. Folkman
    Date: 1977
    Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-125. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 12 p
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Observations of fire-related behavior of wildland visitors were made in three types of areas-wilderness, established campground, and built-up commercial and residential areas-within the San Bernardino National Forest, California. Interviews were conducted with all persons so observed. Types of fire-related behavior differed markedly from one area to another, as did the proportions of observed proper and hnproper use of fire. Persons who misused fire could not be distinguished from those who did not, when interview data were analyzed in relation to selected social and demographic characteristics. Small sample size and wide individual variation suggest why results were inconclusive.

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    Citation

    Folkman, William S. 1977. High-fire-risk behavior in critical fire areas. Res. Paper PSW-RP-125. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 12 p

    Keywords

    fire prevention, user characteristics, public attitude, campflres, fire misuse, high-risk-fire behavior

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