Extreme Fire Behavior


What is Extreme Fire Behavior?

Extreme Fire Behavior meaning in Safety terms is

  • Extreme implies a level of fire behavior characteristics that ordinarily precludes methods of direct control action. One or more of the following is usually involved: high rate of spread, prolific crowning and/or spotting, presence of fire whirls, strong convection column. Predictability is difficult because such fires often exercise some degree of influence on their environment and behave erratically, sometimes dangerously. 


reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group