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  1. Taking Responsibility for What is Precious to Us: A Day in the Life of Magdalena Valderrama

    BY: Magdalena Valderrama

    Editor’s Note: This month FAC Net’s Michelle Medley-Daniel had the opportunity to touch base with a FAC Net Core member, the indomitable Magdalena Valderrama. Magdalena… Read More

  2. A Breath of Fresh Air: The City of Ashland’s Air Purifier Pilot Program

    BY: Chris Chambers , Katie Gibble, Sara Jones

    Editor’s Note: These three authors are staff of the Ashland Fire and Rescue Wildfire Division (City of Ashland, OR). This blog was written prior to the Almeda Fire that has… Read More

  3. From the Bottom Up: Oregon’s Investment in Fire Adaptation (An Interview with Carrie Berger)

    BY: Carrie Berger

    Editor’s Note:  FAC Net’s Annie Schmidt had the opportunity to interview Carrie Berger, Fire Program Manager for the new Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire… Read More

  4. “School’s Out, Now What?” Activity Guides, Wildfire Education, & Go Bag Activities for the Whole Family

    BY: Jessica Sabine Brothers

    “School’s out, now what?” seems to be a common question for many parents these days as summer is in full-swing and physical distancing practices continue across the… Read More

  5. Project Firehawk: Risk, Ripeness, and the Case for Paper Bags

    BY: Annie Schmidt

    Editor’s note: 2020 has brought countless changes to our world. Together, we are beginning to reimagine our way of living—with wildfire, but also in every other sector.… Read More

  6. An Ambassador by Any Name Doth Broaden Wildfire Resilience

    BY: Rebecca Samulski

    In 2012, the 10,000+ acre Weber Fire blew through a wilderness study area and into the canyon of a neighborhood where I’d been supporting wildfire preparedness through… Read More

  7. Planning for Wildfire: Tips for creating 360-character Wireless Emergency Alert templates

    BY: Jessica Doermann, Erica Kuligowski

    As the number of wildfires continues to decrease or hold steady from year to year, their average size and intensity has grown exponentially. Populations living and working… Read More

  8. How Some Communities are Adapting their FAC Work to a Virtual World: Wildfire Prep Day and Community Outreach

    BY: Emily Troisi

    The first Saturday in May is usually marked by neighborhood and community events that bring people together to work on their wildfire mitigation efforts. Past projects and… Read More

  9. Building Bridges Between Universities, Communities, and Fire: An Interview with Jennifer Fawcett

    BY: Jennifer Fawcett , Jessica Sabine Brothers

    Editor’s note: We had the pleasure of connecting with Jennifer Fawcett, Extension Associate for North Carolina State University, to talk more about her role leading fire… Read More

  10. The Panic Myth: What Does the Research Say and What Can Practitioners Do?

    BY: Sarah McCaffrey , Annie Schmidt

    The Panic Myth, Part I – What Does the Research Say? by Sarah McCaffrey As I’ve been watching the fires in Australia over the past several months I’ve been impressed… Read More