NWCG Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed Fire

TitleNWCG Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed Fire
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsJ. al., Bet
Series TitlePMS 420-2
Document NumberNFES 001279
Date Published02/2018
InstitutionNational Wildfire Coordinating Group
Keywordsprescribed fire, smoke, technical reports and journal articles

The NWCG Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed Fire contains information on prescribed fire smoke management techniques, air quality regulations, smoke monitoring, modeling, communication, public perception of prescribed fire and smoke, climate change, practical meteorological approaches and smoke tools. The primary focus of this document is to serve as the textbook in support of NWCG’s RX-410, Smoke Management Techniques course which is required for the position of Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2) The Guide is useful to all who use prescribed fire, from private land owners to federal land managers, with practical tools, and underlying science. Many chapters are helpful for addressing air quality impacts from wildfires. It is intended to assist those who are following the guidance of the NWCG’s Interagency Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Procedures Guide, PMS 484, in planning for, and addressing, smoke when conducting prescribed fires.

For a glossary of relevant terminology, consult the NWCG Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology at https://www.nwcg.gov/glossary/a-z. For smoke management and air quality terms not commonly used by NWCG, consult the Smokepedia at https://www.frames.gov/partner-sites/emissions-and-smoke/educational-res....