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  1. Seeking Fire Adaptation and Community Resilience Peers? Join FAC Net!

    BY: Michelle Medley-Daniel , Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    Our partners at FEMA Region 10 recently produced a podcast focused on the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net). If you’ve been wondering about FAC Net’s… Read More

  2. Fire in His Blood, Pace and Scale on His Mind: A Day in the Life with Forest Schafer

    BY: Forest Schafer , Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

    It’s hard to forget your first wildland fire. Mine was years before I started fighting fires, and I remember seeing trees explode into flames as they lit up the dark… Read More

  3. How Salt Lake City’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan Generated Action in Less Than a Year

    FAC Network Participant

    May 22, 2017 marked a significant date for us in the Wasatch Front. Salt Lake City, Utah’s state capital and largest wildland-urban interface, completed its Community… Read More

  4. One City’s Lifeline for All Things FAC: A Day in the Life with Alison Lerch

    BY: Alison Lerch

    When you get to work on Monday morning, what are your top priorities for the week? I spend my first hour addressing any pressing things that have come up over the… Read More

  5. Building a Wildfire Preparedness Plan: We’re All in This Thing Together

    BY: New Jersey Fire Safety Council

    Written by Bill Brash, President, New Jersey Fire Safety Council New Jersey contains approximately four million acres, 1.1 million of which are in the Pinelands region. The… Read More

  6. Bringing Private Landowners into the Fold: A Day in the Life with Ed Keith

    BY: Ed Keith

    Has FAC always been a part of your job duties in your current position? Yes, I’d say FAC has always been a part of my current job, though we may not have called it that… Read More

  7. Rejuvenating FAC Outreach in the Wasatch Front

    BY: Brianna Binnebose

    Smokey Bear, along with Unified Fire Authority and Wasatch Front Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands,… Read More

  8. Baker County (Florida) Hires First Ever Firewise Coordinator

    BY: Doc Bloodworth

    Baker County’s newly hired Firewise Coordinator (center) with USDA Forest Service staff, Florida Forest Service… Read More

  9. Four Corners Learning Exchange Highlights Mitigation Work and Culture Change

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    The Southwest is a new landscape for me, different than my northern California mixed-conifer home. So it is a special treat to be attending a learning exchange here, hosted by… Read More

  10. Preparing for Fire in Northern New Mexico

    BY: Forest Stewards Guild

    Written By: Nick Olson, Community Forestry Intern, Forest Stewards Guild.  Tucked away among a mosaic of red deserts and conifer forests, New Mexicans increasingly feel… Read More