Fire Science & Behavior

"The City of San Marcos and our surrounding response area has an extremely significant wildland urban interface situation. Solutions to our unique situation must be both scientifically sound and politically palatable. We selected Anchor Point to conduct our Community Wildfire Protection and Fire Pre-Attack Plans due to their outstanding reputation, commitment to fire science and functional fire service experience."  

Scott Hansen
– San Marcos Fire Protection District Division Chief

San Marcos, CA

Fire science and behavior lies at the heart of all wildfire risk analysis and mitigation

Using state-of-the art information gathering and verification for fuels, elevation, aspect, weather and probability of ignition, Anchor Point derives crucial outputs for its fire-behavior models, which lie at the heart of our wildfire risk assessments and mitigation solutions, as seen above.

Producing the most tangible results in risk modeling and behavior

From customized digital model inputs from fuels, elevation, aspect, slope, and local weather data, APG derives key fire behavior outputs, including:

  • Rate of Spread
  • Flame Length
  • Crown Fire Potential

Our models, with customized data, go far beyond what other private-sector companies can produce.. See more in:

Starting with the best technology available

The Anchor Point Group's approach starts with the establishment of a fire behavior base map to guide us in field verification of hazard and risk.

The foundation of an accurate hazard and risk assessment is the combination of wildfire fuels, values at risk, and the probability of ignition. Accurate fuels data is typically the most critical element in an assessment.

Anchor Point utilizes custom fuels modeling as needed to provide the most accurate baseline available in the private sector.