Thursday, July 1, 2010

"1910 Fire: A Century Later - Could It Happen Again?"

On May 20-22, 2010, the Inland Empire Society of American Foresters (SAF) conducted their annual meeting in Wallace, Idaho. If you've studied fire history, you know that 1910 was a catastrophic fire year. The Big Burn complex consumed approximately 3,000,000 across three northwest states. Ed Pulaski was among the survivors of that seige.

A century later, Jerry Williams, U.S. Forest Service, Retired, poses the question of whether this event could happen again. View his paper at

The 2010 Annual Fireline Safety Refresher - Century of Fire presented a module called "The Fires of 1910." To obtain the DVD and supporting materials visit the WFSTAR website at

Check out these sites related to the 1910 fire:

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