Prescribed Fire Smoke Management Pocket Guide
Have questions about smoke management for your prescribed burns? There’s an App for that! The Prescribed Fire Smoke Management Pocket Guide (SMPG) (smokeapp.serppas.org) provides best smoke management practices at your fingertips.
The intent of the SMPG is to provide a smoke management reference for anyone conducting prescribed burning including private landowners, forestry consultants, agency personnel, or other land managers.
The SMPG is similar to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group‘s Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG) in that it provides a collection of best practices that have evolved over time, but with a specific focus on smoke management for prescribed fire.
The SMPG app gives you access to:
- 12 best smoke management practices (with multiple associated resources, links, and pertinent information)
- A fuel calculator to determine the available fuel load on your burn unit
- Smoke-related fact sheets
- Numerous associated resources such as fire weather and smoke screening tools
- Smokepedia– a glossary that defines numerous wildland fire smoke and air quality terms
Since this is a web-based application, it can be used on a mobile device or a personal computer. However, if you want this web-app to look and feel more “app-like” so that you can easily navigate to it later on your mobile device, follow the directions below:
- On your smart phone, open a broswer and enter smokeapp.serppas.org.
- Once loaded, at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see a square icon with a curved arrow similar to this . Tap that icon.
- Select Add to Home Screen.
- Enter SMPG or something memorable for your homescreen icon.
- Click the blue Add button. An SMPG icon will then appear on your home screen!
Let us know how you like the app by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information in the SMPG was compiled by Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS) Prescribed Fire Work Group and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils, Inc. Smokepedia was developed by the NWCG Smoke Committee (SmoC) and the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources. The SMPG was developed into a mobile application through the technical expertise of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.