Skip to Main Content
Fire Use PlanningAuthor(s): Tom Leuschen; Dale Wade; Paula Seamon
Source: Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed and Wildland Fire 2001 Edition. PMS 420-2, NFES 1279. Boise, ID: National Wildfire Coordination Group: 109-117.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (129 KB)
DescriptionThe success of a fire use program is in large part dependent on a solid foundation set in clear and concise planning. The planning process results in specific goals and measurable objectives for fire application, provides a means of setting priorities, and establishes a mechanism for evaluating and refining the process to meet the desired future condition. It is an ongoing process, beginning months or even years in advance of actual fire use, with plans becoming increasingly specific as the day of the burn approaches. Although details differ between fire practitioners, the general planning process is essentially the same.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationLeuschen, Tom; Wade, Dale; Seamon, Paula. 2001. Fire Use Planning. Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed and Wildland Fire 2001 Edition. PMS 420-2, NFES 1279. Boise, ID: National Wildfire Coordination Group: 109-117.
- Integrating fire management analysis into land management planning
- Developing fire management mixes for fire program planning
- A wildfire risk assessment framework for land and resource management
XML: View XML