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Topic: Defensible space / Firewise

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  1. Advancing FAC in Hawaii: Increasing Awareness, Thinking Both Short and Long Term and … Goats?

    Pablo Akira Beimler Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization

    Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) is a non-profit based on Hawaii Island (or “the Big Island”). In 2015, we began working with several communities statewide on grassroots-level community wildfire protection efforts, primarily through… Read More

  2. Urban vs. Rural: When it Comes to FAC, What’s the Difference? [Part 2]

    Annie Schmidt, Justice Jones

    Editor’s note: In this post, Justice Jones of the Austin Fire Department and Annie Schmidt of the Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (formerly with the Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition) continue the conversation regarding… Read More

  3. From Collaboration to Mitigation: A Day in the Life with Jerry McAdams

    Jerry McAdams

    Editor’s note: This post is the first blog in a new FAC Net blog series entitled, “A Day in the Life of a FAC Practitioner.” The series is meant to showcase the diversity of the FAC practice by profiling individual practitioners. If you are… Read More

  4. Between Two Fires: Lessons Learned in Kittitas County

    Russ Hobbs, Carolyn Berglund

    Written by: Russ Hobbs, Retired Fire Chief, Kittitas County Fire & Rescue #7 and Carolyn Berglund, Public Education Officer, Kittitas County Fire & Rescue #7 Editor’s note: This blog originally appeared on the Washington State Fire… Read More

  5. Fire Adaptation Strategies from Across the Nation: My Travels in 2016

    Rob Galbraith

    Since 2014, USAA has partnered with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to offer a discount on homeowners insurance for our members who live in a recognized Firewise community in several states. In 2016, I wanted to build on the success… Read More

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

    Doc Bloodworth

    Baker County’s newly hired Firewise Coordinator (center) with USDA Forest Service staff, Florida Forest Service staff and the Baker County Fire Chief. Credit: Florida Forest… Read More

  7. 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 FireWise of Southwest Colorado and Fire Adapted Colorado. From the… Read More

  8. The Pacific Northwest FAC Learning Exchange: Video Release!

    Emily Troisi

    I am very excited to finally release the short video about our Pacific Northwest learning exchange that took place in spring of 2016. If you need more context for the learning exchange, read about the exchange’s events in Bend and Ashland. The… Read More

  9. Thinking on an “Era of Megafires”

    Jay McLaughlin

    Editor’s note: This blog originally appeared on the Mount Adams Resource Stewards’ blog and then on the Washington State Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network’s blog. Great turnout… Read More

  10. Autumn: A Season of… Webinars!

    Emily Troisi

    Some of our partners in Mendocino learn through a technology-supported discussion. Listening to one of these webinars is another great way to learn! Credit: Mary Huffman, The Nature… Read More