GFMC: Fire Management Glossaries


FAO / GFMC Wildland Fire Management Terminology

In 1999 the Global Fire Monitoring Center was entrusted by the FAO to develop an update of the 1986 version of the FAO Wildland Fire Management Terminology. The revised version with English definitions and partial translation to French, Spanish, and German (see: editorial remarks) is now available (December 2003):

  • FAO Wildland Fire Management Terminology (revised by GFMC in 1999) (PDF, xxx MB)
Other Online Fire Terminologies

U.S. Forest Service Online Fire Management Glossary:

Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology (US National Wildfire Coordination Group, Incident Command System Working Team, published in 1996):

Tall Timbers Research Station (Florida, USA) offers the E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database which contains the E. V. Komarek Fire Ecology Thesaurus:

The Forest Fire Control Division, Department for National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conversation, Thailand, provides a Thai-English Wildland Fire Terminology:

The German Fire Protection Association (GFPA) has produced a trilingual (German, English, French) web-based fire protection terminology:

Other online environmental glossaries, dictionaries and encyclopedias

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