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Resources from the IFSI Library Catalog
Fire Season by "Fire Season both evokes and honors the great hermit celebrants of nature, from Dillard to Kerouac to Thoreau--and I loved it." --J.R. Moehringer, author of The Tender Bar "[Connors's] adventures in radical solitude make for profoundly absorbing, restorative reading." --Walter Kirn, author of Up in the Air Phillip Connors is a major new voice in American nonfiction, and his remarkable debut, Fire Season, is destined to become a modern classic. An absorbing chronicle of the days and nights of one of the last fire lookouts in the American West, Fire Season is a marvel of a book, as rugged and soulful as Matthew Crawford's bestselling Shop Class as Soulcraft, and it immediately places Connors in the august company of Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard, Aldo Leopold, Barry Lopez, and others in the respected fraternity of hard-boiled nature writers.
Call Number: SD421.25.C666 A3 2011
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
A Fire Story by Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 6,200 homes and 8,900 structures and were destroyed. Author Brian Fies's firsthand account of this tragic event is an honest, unflinching depiction of his personal experiences, including losing his house and every possession he and his wife had that didn't fit into the back of their car. In the days that followed, as the fires continued to burn through the area, Brian hastily pulled together A Fire Story and posted it online--and it immediately went viral. He expanded his original web comic to include environmental insight and the fire stories of his neighbors and others in his community. This paperback version includes 32 new pages that bring the story up-to-date. A Fire Story is a candid testimony of the wildfires that left homes destroyed, families broken, and a community determined to rebuild.
Call Number: SD421.32.C2 .F54 2019
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
Granite Mountain by
Call Number: SD421.25.M33 .A3 2016ab
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
Jumping Fire by
Call Number: SD421.435 .T39 2001
Publication Date: 2001-06-14
Land on Fire by "This comprehensive book offers a fascinating overview of how those fires are fought, and some conversation-starters for how we might reimagine our relationship with the woods." --Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet Wildfire season is burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people, especially in the west. Land on Fire explores the fascinating science behind this phenomenon and the ongoing research to find a solution. This gripping narrative details how years of fire suppression and chronic drought have combined to make the situation so dire. Award-winning nature writer Gary Ferguson brings to life the extraordinary efforts of those responsible for fighting wildfires, and deftly explains how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames. Dramatic photographs reveal the terror and beauty of fire, as well as the staggering effect it has on the landscape.
Call Number: SD421.32.W47 .F47 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-21
Firestorm by For two months in the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast." It acted like a mythical animal, alive with destructive energy, and they hoped never to see anything like it again. Yet it's not a stretch to imagine we will all soon live in a world in which fires like the Beast are commonplace. A glance at international headlines shows a remarkable increase in higher temperatures, stronger winds, and drier lands- a trifecta for igniting wildfires like we've rarely seen before.
Call Number: SD421.34.N67 .S77 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-05
Fire in the Heart by FIRE IN THE HEART is a powerful memoir by a woman, once a shy, insecure schoolgirl, who reinvented herself as a professional wildlands firefighter. Determined to forge herself into a stronger, braver person, Mary devotes herself to fire from the Florida swamp to Alaska's interior.
Call Number: SD421.3 .E44 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Fired up! : the optimal performance guide for wildland firefighters by "Includes bibliographical references (p. -229) and index.|Contents: Introduction -- Exercise physiology and sport psychology -- Physical training -- Nutrition, hydration, and ergogenic aids -- Injury -- Attitude -- Goal setting -- Teams -- Stress -- Transitions -- Relationships -- Putting it all together."
Call Number: SD421.23 .P173 2007
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Incident Response Pocket Guide by "The intent of this guide is to provide a wildland fire job aid and training reference for operational personnel from Firefighter Type 2 through Division Supervisor and initial attack/extended attack Incident Commanders. It also has a secondary application for all-hazard incident response"--T.p. verso.
Call Number: SD421 .N25 2010
Publication Date: January 2010
Ground Cover Fire Fighting for Structural Firefighters by Synthesizes the information about fighting wildland fires in California and the West and makes it more applicable for personnel and agencies that face the flatter, fast-moving fires that are encountered in in central and eastern parts of the United States.
Call Number: SD421.4 .R418 2018 1st ed.
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
Firefighter's Handbook on Wildland Firefighting by Written for the firefighter who needs a basic grasp of wildland firefighting. This includes those who have primary wildland responsibilities, and those who may intermittently be called into a wildland fire situation, such as through a mutual aid response.
Call Number: SD421 .T44 2018 4th ed.
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
UIUC Library Catalog
Forest Fires by
Call Number: 634.9618 Om5f
Publication Date: 2005-05-23
Wildfires by A dangerous combination of weather, flame, and human activity, wildfires are a menace that threatens lives, destroys property, and torches immense areas. Whole towns may vanish in the flames. Dozens of lives can be lost in minutes. The most destructive wildfires, like historic hurricanes and earthquakes, scar both the land and human memory for generations. Despite advances in firefighting and science, wildfires have intensified in recent years. The reasons are many. Fire-prevention policies have had the ironic result of creating hotter, bigger events. Human settlements continue to encroach on fire-prone wilderness. Shifts in weather related to climate change lead to drought and temperature extremes that turn forests and grasslands into tinderboxes. Extreme Threats: Wildfires looks at the wildfire phenomenon in both history and today's world-the science and the mythology, the causes and possible solutions, and the ways human beings seek to survive, understand, and even profit from these extraordinary disasters. Book jacket.
Call Number: S.363.379 C9175w
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
Resources from the IFSI Library Catalog: History
America's Fires by "America's Fires reviews the historical context of our fire issues and policies that can inform the current and future debate. The forecast makes it imperative that the nation review its policies toward wildland fires and find ways to live with them more intelligently"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: SD421.3 .P958 2010
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
Fire in America by From prehistory to the present-day conservation movement, Pyne explores the efforts of successive American cultures to master wildfire and to use it to shape the landscape.
Call Number: SD421.3 .P96 1997
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Year of the Fires by In the summer of 1910, wildfires int eh Northern Rockies scorched millions of acres, darkened skies in New England, and deposited soot on the ice in Greenland. The flames ravaged pristine wilderness along with farms, towns, and mining camps, culminating in the deaths of seventy-eight firefighters in the Big Blowup along the Montana-Idaho border. Year of the Fires is the riveting story of that catastrophic year and its pivotal role in establishing how we deal with forest fire in this country.
Call Number: SD421.32.M9 P96 2008
Publication Date: 2008-03-30
The Great Plains by Early descriptions of the Great Plains often focus on a vast, grassy expanse that was either burnt or burning. The scene continued to burn until the land was plowed under or grazed away and broken by innumerable roads and towns. Yet, where the original landscape has persisted, so has fire, and where people have sought to restore something of that original setting, they have had to reinstate fire. This has required the persistence or creation of a fire culture, which in turn inspired schools of science and art that make the Great Plains today a regional hearth for American fire. Volume 5 of To the Last Smoke introduces a region that once lay at the geographic heart of American fire, and today promises to reclaim something of that heritage. After all these years, the Great Plains continue to bear witness to how fires can shape contemporary life, and vice versa. In this collection of essays, Stephen J. Pyne explores how this once most regularly and widely burned province of North America, composed of various subregions and peoples, has been shaped by the flames contained within it and what fire, both tame and feral, might mean for the future of its landscapes.
Call Number: SD421.34.G74 .P96 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-09
Between Two Fires by From a fire policy of prevention at all costs to today's restored burning, Between Two Fires is America's history channeled through the story of wildland fire management.
Call Number: SD421.3 .P9586 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-15
Wildfire! - DVD by Depicts a powerful and awesome force of nature: wildfire. Men and equipment fought for 20 days to control forest fires in the Wenatchee National Forest, in Washington State in the summer of 1970.
Call Number: SD421.3 .W5 2012
Publication Date: 1971
Up in flames : a history of fire fighting in the forest - DVD by Documents the development of North American fire detection, communication, and fire suppression technology from the inception of the lookout tower to the weather satellite. Uses archival footage to show the devastation of fires such as Idaho's Big Blowup in 1910 and Oregon's 1933 Tillamook Burn. Illustrates the impact of these catastrophic fires on the research and development of fire-fighting technology.
Call Number: SD421.3 .U7 2007
Publication Date: 1984
Smoke jumper training for airborne fire fighting in Missoula, Montana, 1949 - DVD by Three film segments show smoke jumpers training in the 1940's. A brief history of transporting firefighters and the need for quick access in the rugged back country is followed by an introduction to equipment and protective clothing. Trainees perform physical conditioning exercises, learn landing techniques for land and water, descend from tree landings, and practice plane exits and parachute maneuvers.
Call Number: SD421.32.M9.S75 2012
Publication Date: 1949
Wildfires: Fighting Fire with Fire - DVD by During the summer of 1994 there were an unprecedented number of fires near new communities and residential areas which had built up into the forests. Firefighters had to battle wildfires--at one point, two fires coming together--in an heroic attempt to save lives and property. Thirty men and women lost their lives in this effort. Should communities continue to build in forested areas where firefighting is impossible?
Call Number: SD421.3 .W5 1995
Publication Date: 1995