Every fire sends out signals that can assist the firefighter in determining the stage of development, and most importantly the changes that are likely to occur. This skill is essential to ensure the correct firefighting strategy and tactics are employed.

Being able to "read a fire” is the mark of a firefighter who is able to make decisions based on knowledge and skill, not guess work, or luck.

Shan Raffel, Fire Australia Journal, May 2002, p 11

Street Smart Fire Behaviour

BE SAHF Model of rapid risk assessment