Articles and papers by Doug Campbell and others.
Note: This page is undergoing revision. More links will be added as the revision continues.
System Rx Book
CPS Applied to Prescription (Rx) Burns
An accompanying collection of CPS RX burn examples can be downloaded separately.
By Doug Campbell. 40 Pages. 2000, 2010. PDF.
CPS RX Burn examples: ZIP.
of Wildland Firefighting
A working paper detailing the Campbell Prediction System, (CPS) consisting of selecting the correct information from observations, using logic to rank the importance of information and language to explain and express the desired outcome.
By Doug Campbell and Bruce Schubert. 21 Pages. 2009. HTML PDF.
- The Cramer Fire
A review of the 2003 Cramer Fire showing the similarities with the South Canyon Fire and demonstrating how the application of CPS could have prevented the two fatalities.
PDF version - 2.5MB | PowerPoint version - 4MB
The South Canyon Fire
Fourteen firefighters perished in a burnover on the afternoon of July 6th 1994 on the South Canyon fire. I have personal experience with fires where the same factors were present and we were able to avoid becoming victims. Other firefighters have been faced with similar conditions and knew how to deal with it. What did they know that the firefighters on the South Canyon didn't know?
By Doug Campbell. HTML
Wildland Fire Behavior: A "Tune-up" for Structural Firefighters
Fire behavior and topography knowledge are fundamental factors in mitigation.
By Quinn MacLeod and Rick Lynsky. 2010. Link to FirehouseNews.com.
Original training objectives and grant details for the Fire Paradox project used in Europe. This project includes CPS training in its curriculum.
See http://www.fireparadox.org for current information on the project.
By Marc Castellnou. 7 pages. 2006. MS Word DOC