Wildland Fires: Florida - 1998   [open pdf - 575KB]

"The focus of this report is primarily directed toward the situation that occurred along the northeastern coast of Florida, between Jacksonville and Orlando, in June and early July 1998. During this time period hundreds of fires were burning throughout the State. This particular area was the most critical in terms of lives and structures at risk, however, the overall situation was much larger and more complex than the aspects that are described in detail in this report [...] The primary objective of this report is to document experiences that will be helpful to the fire service and emergency managers in planning for situations that may occur in the future. The identification of problems and weaknesses is not intended as criticism. All of the problems that are identified were reported by individuals who were directly involved in the operations and are intended as 'lessons learned.' The heroic efforts of the thousands of fire fighters who were involved in these operations have been widely applauded by the citizens of Florida. The citizens who saw the fires are extremely appreciative of the courage and skill that were demonstrated by the fire fighters who were there to protect them."

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U.S. Fire Administration/Technical Report Series: USFA-TR-126/May-July 1998
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U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/
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