Alaska fire officials hold annual fire review

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Fire managers from around the state are meeting with scientists from across the country this week during the annual Fall Fire Review. These meetings are for members of the fire community gather to go over the previous season, discussing what worked and what they can do better. During the event they have a Fire Science Workshop to allow researches and fire personnel to discuss issues faced by firefighters. Randi Jandt, a fire ecologist with the Alaska Fire Science Consortium says that when you are able to get scientists and people on the ground together, it produces much better and more usable results. Around 100 fire personnel and over 20 scientists gathered this morning at the Pipeline Training Center to listen to presentations and ask questions. "This is research hitting the ground running, and this will provide a lot of dividends for the public because we will receive more efficient and better fire production services that are more tailored toward a better natural understanding of forest ecosystems up here,” Jandt said.

These meetings are for members of the fire community gather to go over the previous season, discussing what worked and what they can do better. (John Dougherty/KTVF)

According to Jandt they have already seen results from previous year’s meetings with researchers putting more effort into solutions for Alaskan fires.

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