Jason M. Forthofer
Jason M. Forthofer began his career with the U.S. Forest Service as a seasonal firefighter and now works as a Mechanical Engineer at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. His research includes numerical, field and laboratory studies of heat transfer and fluid flow relating to wildland fires. Results of his work include improvements to fire shelters and safety zone size guidelines and development of fire tornado training material, operational wind models and a fire spread model. Jason is a qualified Division Supervisor for wildland fire suppression in the USA.