GFMC: Fire Management Glossaries

GFMC: Fire ManagementGlossaries

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):

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Other Online Fire Terminologies

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

A Guide for Prescribed Fire in Southern Forests, containing a glossary with terms frequently used in prescribed fire (Florida Division of Forestry, Forest Protection Bureau)

Tall Timbers Research Station (Florida, USA) offers a thesaurus used to describe the topics of the citations in the Tall Timbers “E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database”

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

The Southwest Area Type I Incident Management Team provides a user-friendly version (selected terms) of the US National Wildfire Coordination Group Wildland Fire Terminology

Other online environmental glossaries, dictionaries and encyclopedias



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