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Topic: Defensible space / Firewise

Editor's Note: All blog entries are reviewed and edited for length and clarity by Network staff before approval for posting.

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  1. Collaboration in Action: Building Resilience in White Swan

    BY: Kirstin Taggart, Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council, with assistance from Gary Peters, Yakama Nation Fire Management and Andy Babcock, Yakima County Fire District 5

    “White Swan is a small community on the Yakama Nation in south central Washington State. It is considered a major population center on the Yakama reservation and is… Read More

  2. 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

  3. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2017: What Happened?

    BY: Allison Jolley

    May 6th marked the 4th annual National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Prep Day). The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a primary catalyst of this event each… Read More

  4. Taking Off the Training Wheels: A Community Gears Up For More FAC Work

    BY: Coalition for the Upper South Platte

    An Idyllic Colorado Community with a Looming Threat Palmer Lake is a small community of 2,500 residents in the foothills of the Colorado Front Range. The town contains… 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. Two National Historic Sites Become Colorado’s First Firewise Education Sites

    BY: Colorado State Forest Service

    This article was first published on the Colorado State Forest Service’s website. The Bent’s Old Fort and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Sites recently became the… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

  10. Between Two Fires: Lessons Learned in Kittitas County

    BY: 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… Read More