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Topic: Evacuation outreach/planning

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  1. Getting Outreach Right, the NASF’s Priorities, and the Evolution of Wildfire Risk Mapping: An Interview with John Fish

    Florida Forest Service

    What are you and the Florida Forest Service doing to help communities live with wildfire? Wildfire is a reality in Florida. During an average fire year, we experience more than 3,000 wildfires that burn more than 163,500 acres. Approximately… Read More

  2. Conducting Wildfire Evacuation Outreach? Project Wildfire Takes the Video Series Approach

    Alison Green Project Wildfire

    Deschutes County is familiar with wildfire evacuation. Typically there is at least one neighborhood on evacuation notice each year. Even with seasoned residents, the influx of visitors and new residents creates the need for more specific evacuation… Read More

  3. Who’s Missing? Thinking about Wildfire Resilience through an Equity and Inclusion Lens

    Wendy Fulks, Maria Estrada

    Imagine being caught in the path of a fast-moving wildfire, unfamiliar with the area and without enough language proficiency to understand the first responders. You see a few signs in your language, but they make no sense. Miraculously, you survive… Read More

  4. Evacuation Planning — What Does It Take to Get a Community Started?

    Gloria Erickson Dovetail Partners, Inc

    Does every community need an evacuation plan? What does it take for a community to ask this question? Must there be a fire, a flood or some other disaster to trigger action? Or is common sense enough to motivate a community to create a plan before… Read More

  5. Cross Boundary Fire Adaptation: Tahoe Basin Field Exchange

    Forest Schafer Allison Jolley

    The Lake Tahoe Basin (basin), the location of the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network’s 2017 annual workshop, is the epitome of a multi-jurisdictional landscape. At just over 200,000 acres, it covers portions of two states, five counties and… Read More

  6. 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

  7. Preparing First Responders and Residents for Wildfire in North Georgia

    Frank Riley Jr.

    Here in north Georgia, wildfire danger is usually highest in October and November due to low humidity and leaf fall. This is also the time that many of our part-time residents leave for warmer climates, leaving no one at home to rake leaves or remove… Read More

  8. Completing the (Fire) Cycle of Information Sharing

    Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization

    Written By: Pablo Beimler, Community Outreach Coordinator, Hawai‘i Wildfire Management Organization Living in the most remote island chain in the world with over 2,500 miles of Pacific Ocean separating us from the continental U.S. (a.k.a. “the… Read More

  9. Mock Fire Camp in Island Park Attracts Residents

    Liz Davy

    For the last three years Island Park Sustainable Fire Community has hosted Wildfire Awareness Days. We pick the busiest week in the summer in hopes of reaching full-time and part-time residents, as well as visitors. Our intent is to exchange… Read More

  10. Enhancing Wildfire Adaptation Through Increased Spatial and Situational Awareness

    Jerry McAdams

    The last year has been an exciting time to explore and develop new spatial tools in Ada County, Idaho. We have worked with a wide variety of collaborators, and discovered new programs and technologies that help us make informed decisions and better… Read More