WEEDS info

Powerpoint presentation for download
Accompanying Article (.pdf)
Extended Abstract (.pdf)

("Firebrand Protection as the Key Design Element for Structure Survival during Catastrophic Wildland Fires", Co-authored with Oren Patashnik and containing statistical results on curved-tile roofing. Presented Jan. 31, 2007 in San Francisco)

Presented in San Diego on November 17, 2006 in the Wildland-Urban Interface Track.


wildfireBrand Dilution (Cover article); Wildfire Magazine; Mar. 2005

by Joseph W. Mitchell

Here are some references behind the article
WEEDS: Firebrand Defense for the “Typical Catastrophe”

The ideas underlying the WEEDS concept, the proposition that firebrands are responsible for a preponderance of home ignitions, and other concepts put forward in this article come from a number of sources. For those interested in further research, here they are.

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Official Journal of the International Association for Fire Safety Science

Fire Safety Journal is the leading publication dealing with all aspects of fire safety engineering. Its scope is purposefully wide, as it is deemed important to encourage papers from all sources within...


Spring 2005 edition contains WEEDS: Wind Enabled Ember Dousing System. p. 32