The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
version for printing
Web Site Links
FEMA : Wildfires
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Measures Administration, the FEMA
site is devoted to wildfires and is mainly concerned with preventative
measures. It also includes a fact sheet and backgrounder on wild
Behavior Associated with the 1994 South Canyon Fire on Storm
King Mountain, Colorado
1998 U.S. Forest Service research paper.
Howstuffworks : How Wildfires work
Describes how wildfires are started and perpetuate themselves.
Also contains statistics on wildfires. Elementary
information geared toward children, as well as adults.
Explains how geography and weather influence fire.
Wildland Fire and incident Information System
Provides current and timely information to the public
concerning wild land fire incidents throughout the US.
Date is contributed in real time from various US federal and
state agencies, including: US Forest Service ; Bureau of Land
Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs ; US Fish and Wildlife
Service : National Park Service ; National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration ; and, the National Association of
Mann Gulch Fire : A Race That Couldn't Be Won
1993 U.S. Forest Service report on the Mann Gulch Fire of
Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
NIFC serves as the support center for wild land firefighting
in the US, coordinating the flow of information and resources
between its eight member agencies. These organizations
include: the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management,
the National Weather Service, the National Park Service, the
Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Old & Grand Prix Fires, October 2003
U.S. Forest Service report on the recent wildfires in and around
the San Bernardino National Forest.
South Canyon Fire Investigation
Executive summary from the accident investigation team report of
UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)
Provides real-time information about current fires, their status
and early warning, including satellite images of hotspots around
the world. Has links to NASA Earth Observatory and the
Global Fire Monitoring Center.
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
Forest fires : a reference handbook
(Contemporary world issues)
Call number: Ref SD421.O64 2005
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
Wildfires--Prevention and control
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a
list of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
SU(forest & brush fires)
SU(forest and brush fires)
SU(forest & brush fires) AND
SU(forest & brush fires) AND
SU(forest & brush fires) AND SU(fire
Researched and evaluated by:
S. Wells, Librarian 1/2004
last update: D. Yashar, Librarian 5/2010