BehavePlus

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The BehavePlus fire modeling system is a Windows®-based computer program that can be used for any fire management application that needs to calculate fire behavior. It uses specified fuel and moisture conditions to simulate surface and crown fire rate of fire spread and intensity, probability of ignition, fire size, spotting distance, and tree mortality. More information including installation files, publications, and training, is available on FRAMES.

Technical Support:

The first level of technical support is provided through your local support channels. Please review our FAQs and Known Bugs pages prior to contacting the Help Desk. This is especially important when using BehavePlus version 6 Beta.

Support for BehavePlus Version 6 Beta is provided by Faith Ann Heinsch, Development Lead.

The second level of technical support for version 5.0 is provided by the USDA Forest Service Fire and Aviation Interagency Incident Applications (IIA) HelpDesk.

Phone: (866) 224-7677 or (616) 323-1667,
Fax: (616) 323-1665
E-mail: IIA-Helpdesk@fs.fed.us
Website: https://iia-hd.peckham-enclave.us/

The IIA HelpDesk is available for help with software issues only and cannot answer fire behavior questions.

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Select Publications & Products

The BehavePlus fire modeling system program, publications, and other supporting material are available on FRAMES. The BehavePlus Publications web page includes current and historic papers that describe BehavePlus and the development of fire behavior modeling.

Andrews, Patricia L. 2014. Current status and future needs of the BehavePlus fire modeling system. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23(1): 21-33.

Andrews, Patricia. L. 2010. Do you BEHAVE? - Application of the BehavePlus fire modeling system. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference. 2010 October 25-29, Spokane, WA. Birmingham, AL: International Association of Wildland Fire. 17 p.

Heinsch, Faith Ann; Andrews, Patricia L. 2010. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 5.0: Design and features. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-249. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.111 p.

Andrews, Patricia L. 2009. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 5.0: Variables. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-213WWW. Revised. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 111 p.

Andrews, Patricia L.; Bevins, Collin D.; Seli, Robert C. 2008. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 4.0: User's guide. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-106WWW. Revised. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 132 p.