By Peakview Software LLC
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Wildland Toolkit is a calculator and reference guide for wildland firefighters. With it, you can predict fire behavior much like a weather prediction. Just enter the fuel, weather, and topography information and Wildland Toolkit will generate:
--RH and Dewpoint
--Fine Dead Fuel Moisture
--Probability of Ignition
--Rate of Spread
--Direction of Max Spread
All 54 of the new fuel models are supported, with a guide to select the proper fuel model, complete with sample photos.
NOTE: There are no known calculation errors in this version. We will immediately fix any problems reported to us directly.
Wildland Toolkit is not a tutorial on wildland fire behavior, so if the terms above do not make any sense, then this application will not teach you. It is assumed that you know the same background information that is presented in an S290 or S390 class. The calculations done in the Wildland Toolkit are similar to what is done with the BEHAVE software, but you will find the user interface much easier to use.
In addition, numerous safety checklists and reference guides are included, such as watchouts, fire orders, safety zones, structure defense, etc. Photos and diagrams are provided for cloud types, hand signals, common wildland tools, and ICS org charts. An interactive practice quiz is included for NIMS IS-700 and S290.
Now a universal app, so one purchase gets you iphone, ipod touch, and iPad support.
What's New in Version 3.1
--New quizzes: Wildland fire II, S230, updates to basic wildland, aircraft
--Aircraft identification guide
--Automatic slope calculator
Decent app, but lacks accuracy.
This app is pretty good; useful is quickly calculating weather observations, fdfm, and PIG when precision isn't crucial (ie. to get a general idea). However, the calculations aren't as accurate as using an actual belt weather kit. Also, with the recent addition of the firefighting aircraft, there is at least one error. The Blackhawk's nomenclature is incorrect, and coming from a military veteran who fights fire now, that disturbs me. The correct nomenclature is UH-60, not UH-50. There has never been a UH-50 blackhawk. Errors as simple as that in this app make me question the accuracy of the rest of the app features.
Great app. A lot of useful features. However the calculations used in the fire behavior portion are wrong.
Very useful app I'm a wild land firefighter has all the stuff i would need to run a fire.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: May 29, 2014
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 18.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Peakview Software LLC
- © 2008 John Covele
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.