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Kestrel Fire Weather Line of Meters & Data Loggers

Designed to provide fast and accurate measurement of the critical weather conditions impacting the behavior of wildland fires.

Kestrel Fire Weather Meters empower firefighters with the real-time and trend data to make critical decisions in their mission to protect lives, houses, and property while ensuring safety for everyone involved.
All Kestrel Fire Weather Meters provide wind speed, relative humidity, temperature, psychrometric wet bulb temperature, altitude, pressure trends, barometric pressure, dew point temperatures, heat stress index and wind chill environmental measurements. The enhanced Pro Series has a digital compass for wind direction, preloaded tables for Probability of Ignition (PIG) and Fine Dead Fuel Moisture (FDFM) as well as on-screen graphing history. Pro series with optional LiNK wireless connectivity sends current and logged weather and heat data to mobile devices keeping crews informed, prepared and most of all, safe.

Also, see the Kestrel 3000. The Kestrel 3000 has been and is another popular choice with wildland firefighters. While not part of the Fire Weather Meter line, the 3000 reports wind speed, humidity, temperature, dew point, wind chill and heat stress index.


Kestrel DROP D3FW Fire Weather Monitor

$129.00

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When managing a burn site, knowing environmental conditions are within prescription is important for compliance and to ensure that a fire doesn't get out of control. A Kestrel Fire Weather Meter provides wind speed, wind gust, average wind, temperature and humidity readings for monitoring conditions while burning. But, gathering sufficient weather data to make a decision on when to burn can require many time-consuming site visits prior to the burn. The new Kestrel DROP D3FW Fire Data loggers can be left on site to record days of round-the-clock temperature and humidity readings which can then be viewed on a mobile device and shared via email with the free Kestrel LiNK app – providing instant insight into the time of day with most conducive conditions. Although you do need to return to site to collect the data, you don’t even need to retrieve your DROP each time – the full data log is transmitted wirelessly as soon as you are within connection range (100' line of sight or more).

A Kestrel DROP D3FW is a great extension of the Kestrel line. Just leave it in place to log temperature and humidity round-the-clock and gain insight into the best time to conduct prescribed burns. Like all Kestrel Fire Meters, a Kestrel DROP is fully sealed and very tough.

Measurements
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
Pressure Trend
Heat Stress Index
Dew Point Temperature
Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)

Kestrel 3500FW Pocket Fire Weather Meter


$199.00

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When fighting wild fires, protecting lives, houses, and property while ensuring safety for everyone involved demands accurate fire behavior predictions based upon good weather observations. Kestrel weather meters have been relied upon by fire fighters for decades to provide fast, accurate measurement of wind speed, temperature and humidity. The Kestrel 3500 Fire Weather Meter has been updated specifically for fire fighting, adding barometric pressure, altitude and wet bulb readings and an easy-to-read Probability of Ignition (PIG) and Fine Dead Fuel Moisture (FDFM) reference card – everything required for a complete weather observation.  This one rugged, handheld instrument easily replaces all of the items included in your Belt Weather Kit, providing consistently accurate measurements without prepping a sling psychrometer or risking the possibility of human error.
Kestrel 3500FW Measurements
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
Pressure Trend
Heat Stress Index
Dew Point Temperature
Wind Speed
Altitude
Barometric Pressure
Wind Chill

Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro

Without LiNK: $355.00
With LiNK & Vane Mount: $422.00

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Every successful fire management strategy starts with accurate on-site weather observations. Kestrel Fire Weather Meters measure all relevant weather variables needed by Fire Behavior Analysts (FBAN’s), meteorologists, and deployed firefighters to understand how a fire is evolving and how to keep the crew safe. The new PRO line of Kestrel Fire Weather Meters give you the ability to track conditions and view trends right on the unit, as well as send detailed data reports using the free Kestrel LiNK app. The PRO meters also have the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Probability of Ignition (PIG) and Fine Dead Fuel Moisture (FDFM) tables built right in, eliminating the complexity, time and errors involved in employing paper lookup tables. Unlike a traditional belt weather kit, a Kestrel Meter is ready to take all readings instantly, and the PRO meters log temperature, humidity and pressure even when off, giving instant visibility of trends.

Kestrel Fire Weather Meters are ready to take measurements instantly, with no setup or lookup tables required. PRO meters have the FDFM and PIG tables built right in, and log temperature, humidity and pressure even while off.

Kestrel 5500FW Measurements
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)
Heat Stress Index
Dew Point Temperature
Wind Speed
Altitude
Barometric Pressure
Wind Chill
Wind Direction and Orientation
Probability of Ignition
Fine Dead Fuel Moisture
Density Altitude
Crosswind
Headwind/Tailwind

Kestrel 5400FW Fire Weather Meter Pro WBGT with LiNK Compass & Vane Mount

$609.00

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Wildland firefighters train to withstand the challenge of heavy exertion in extreme conditions. Extreme heat is a constant companion, and protective gear exacerbates the physical strain on a firefighter's body. Building heat acclimatization is a critical component of training, but doing so without incurring heat illness or injury is equally critical and challenging. Heat injury is a constant danger with many incidents of heat related illness occurring every year. Heat illness prevention programs recommend measuring Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) and implementing ACGIH work/recovery and hydration guidelines. WBGT is a much more complete measure of heat stress for the firefighter because it includes the radiant heat of the sun, fire, or hot surfaces in the model. The Kestrel Fire Weather Meter PRO with WBGT adds the WBGT measurement to the full capability of the Fire Weather Meter Pro – making it the complete tool for monitoring WBGT and fire weather during training or operations. With pre-programmed ACGIH guidelines and alert settings to indicate when conditions have become extremely unsafe, the Kestrel Fire Weather Meter PRO with WBGT is the ultimate tool for increasing the safety of your crew.
By adding waterless WBGT readings to the full capabilities of the Kestrel Fire Weather Meter PRO, Kestrel has created the ultimate tool for protecting lives, houses, and property while ensuring safety for everyone involved.

Measurements
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)
Heat Stress Index
Dew Point Temperature
Wind Speed
Altitude
Barometric Pressure
Wind Chill
Wind Direction / Orientation
Probability of Ignition
Fine Dead Fuel Moisture
Density Altitude
Crosswind
Headwind/Tailwind
Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT)
Globe Temperature
Naturally Aspirated Wet Bulb Temp.
Thermal Work Limit