Accession Number : AD0643185

Title :   THE CONFLAGRATION POTENTIAL IN SAN JOSE AND ALBUQUERQUE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GAGE-BABCOCK AND ASSOCIATES INC WESTCHESTER ILL

Personal Author(s) : Cohn,Bert M.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : For the purpose of field testing its methods and procedures, the 'System for Conflagration Assessment of Urban Areas' was applied to establish the relative conflagration potential of the various sections of two metropolitan areas and to delineate firebreaks therein. The communities used for test purposes were the San Jose, California, and the Albuquerque, New Mexico, Metropolitan Areas. Analysis from Sanborn maps and aerial photographs was supplemented to a large extent by field surveys. Several problems and discrepancies were encountered, and recommendations are made for modifications to alleviate them. Over-printed topographic maps showing potential conflagration areas and firebreaks in the two communities are included with the report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIRES, *URBAN AREAS), FLAME PROPAGATION, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, TERRAIN, VULNERABILITY, BUILDINGS, CLASSIFICATION, MAPS, FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS, FLAMMABILITY, FIRE SAFETY, HAZARDS

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE