05 Nov '16, 10am

US: Forest Service Turns to NREL for Help Fighting Fires More Sustainably

US: Forest Service Turns to NREL for Help Fighting Fires More Sustainably

Forest Service Turns to NREL for Help Fighting Fires More Sustainably November 4, 2016 NREL engineer Alicen Kandt stands in a burn area on South Table Mountain in Golden, Colorado. She has been working with the U.S. Forest Service to audit fire camps. Photo by Dennis Schroeder The forest was on fire, but Alicen Kandt didn't see what she had expected. "This was my first time visiting a fire. I had visions of myself being surrounded by an active fire, but the Incident Command Post, where a lot of the coordination of the firefighting efforts take place, is located away from the area that is burning," said Kandt, a senior mechanical engineer at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). "There was certainly a lot of activity, but it wasn't a wall of fire, as most people envision." This summer Kandt witnessed firefighting efforts in Colorado at the Col...

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