How can you determine if a safety zone is large enough to protect wildland firefighters? Research Mechanical Engineer Dan Jimenez has created an online platform for the Safe Separation Distance Evaluator to make it easier for firefighters and incident management teams to estimate the best size for safety zones in changing conditions. Read more in this Science You Can Use (in 5 minutes) from the Rocky Mountain Research Station.
See "The Safe Separation Distance Evaluator: Is My Safety Zone Big Enough?" for the quick read.