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The path of flames : understanding and responding to fatal wildfires / edited by Ashley Kendall, Alison Galloway and Colleen Milligan.

Contributor(s): Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2024Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
  • 9781003168010
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: Print version:: Path of flamesDDC classification:
  • 634.9/618 23/eng/20230720
LOC classification:
  • SD421
Online Resources: NSW RFS Staff link to ebook
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Wildfires : introduction, impact, policy, and planning -- Fatal wildland fires / John D. DeHaan -- An international perspective on fatal wildfires / Gavrill Xanthopolouos and Alison Galloway -- Incident command system: resolving a clash of cultures / Nader Owels and Jason Hadjuk -- Incident command role in coordination : international perspective / Damon P. Coppola and Brad Milliken -- Law enforcement response to wildfire / Joshua Brazzi, Stephen Collins, Jason Hail, and Jake Smith -- Organization of the fire response : establishing priorities and the future of wildfire management / David Russell and Jason Martin -- Fire investigation overview / Tom Oldag and Tim Enright -- Human behavior in fire as evidenced by wildfire fatalities / Alison Galloway and Casey Hegel -- How human bodies burn : the process of thermal damage, body movement, and shifting fuel loads / Alison Galloway, Chelsey Juarez, and Elayne Pope -- Deployment strategies for SAR/USAR teams / Kyle Wilson, David R Bibby, Carla Halford, and Alison Galloway -- Search and recovery protocols for victims of large-scale wildfires / Eric J. Bartelink, Ashley E. Kendell, Colleen F. Milligan, P. Willey, and Alison Galloway -- To be ready : preparations for fatal wildfire recovery operations / Alison Galloway, Eric J. Bartelink, Timothy P. Gocha, and Marin Pilloud -- Morgue operations during a mass fatality event / Kim Gin -- Role of the forensic pathologist in the wake of a fatal wildfire / Dierdre Amaro -- Forensic odontology in the identification of wildfire victims / Jim Wood -- Anthropological responses in post-recovery analysis / Lauren Zephro and Alison Galloway -- A practical guide for implementation of rapid DNA identification in mass fatality events : lessons learned from the 2018 Camp Fire / Richard F. Selden, Rosemary Turingan Witkowski, and Eugene Tan -- Operation Northleigh : the Grenfell tower disaster victim identification process / Gaille MacKinnon and Gillian Fowler -- Demographics and locational analyses of wildfire victims / Casey Hegel, Samuel Mijal, Jacquelyn Chase, and Peter Hansen -- Demography of recent California fire fatalities compared with early California wildfire and Australian bushfire fatalities / P. Willey and Samuel Mijal -- Psychological effects of mass disasters on first-responders / Carolyn G. La Jeunesse -- Concluding thoughts and lessons learned.

"The Path of Flames: Understanding and Responding to Fatal Wildfires is an edited volume covering the complexities of response and recovery issues relative to catastrophic wildfires. As wildfires become more frequent throughout the world-and the loss of life greater, especially among residents trapped in the path of the flames-it is essential that agencies in fire prone areas understand the complexity of the response as it relates to finding and identifying the remains of those who perished. While covering wildfire dynamics, vulnerable populations risks, and the emergency response to wildfires, this book focuses largely on the recovery of human remains within the context of the overall response to mass disasters resultant from wildfires. As such, search protocols, staffing needs, pre-event coordination and organization, and logistical support are addressed. The scientific basis for understanding how fire will affect human remains- as well as how the level of destruction can be interpreted-is also addressed Recognizing the multi-disciplinary nature of the field, this volume covers forensic issues relating to the recovery of remains, forensic anthropology, DNA analysis, forensic odontology, and forensic pathology. The book also includes contributions from international wildfire response professionals looking at global best practices in wildfire response and human remains recovery efforts. Specifically, several chapters cover the lessons learned from the devasting Camp Fire of 2018 in California that led to the deaths of 85 people. The Camp Fire burned nearly 19,000 structures and was ultimately the most destructive-and deadly-in California's history. The Path of Flames is a one-of-a-kind reference that serves as a valuable resource for professionals working in the areas of emergency services, search and rescue, law enforcement, fire service, disaster planning and response, victim recovery and identification, mass disaster and mass fatality response"-- Provided by publisher.

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