Metro Arson Strike Team appreciates Butler

Submitted by fl_admin on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 13:33

FFS Research Mechanical Engineer Bret Butler, Missoula, recently presented on the micro and macro aspects of fire dynamics to 37 fire investigators from the San Francisco Bay area and throughout Southern California in San Diego, California. Afterward, the training coordinator for the Metro Arson Strike Team sent a letter to FFS Program Manager Colin Hardy, acknowledging Bret’s ability to present very technical data in a way that linked fire researchers with line firefighters. The coordinator stated, “Creating the link from the lab to the field is crucial and helps to accomplish the Fire Lab’s mission of improving the understanding of wildland fire and increasing safety of fire management. … By allowing Dr. Butler to travel to San Diego has without a doubt increased fire-fighter safety and our knowledge of wildland fire.”