Clearing the Smoke from Wildfire Policy and the Wildfire Solution Summit

The Wildfire Solutions Summit was held in Bozeman, MT July 21-22, 2016.  The event kicked off with a reception that featured “Entering Wildfire,” and immersive art experience from artists Ethan Turpin and Jonathan Harmon. The installation aims to confront audiences with the elemental beauty, transformative power and real world hazards of fire.  Click above to..

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From Tragedy to Innovation – NASA Working with US Forest Service to Improve Fire Shelters with Space Age Technology

Using heat shield technology, NASA engineers are developing flexible thermal protection layers that can improve the convective ability of fire shelters. The Convective Heating Improvement for Emergency Fire Shelters  (CHIEFS) project grew as a result of the deadly Yarnell Hill fire in 2013.The goal is to offer better protection by slowing the transfer of heat..

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