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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. Back to School: A Wildland Fire Book List for Young Readers and Educators

    BY: Rebecca Samulski , Becca Samulski

    Practitioners of fire adapted communities often get tasked with leading field trips, lessons and presentations with local schools and youth groups. We usually see an uptick… Read More

  2. What Does Community-led Recovery Look Like? A Case Study from the Carwoola 2017 Bush Fire

    BY: Zoe D'Arcy, New South Wales State Emergency Service (Australia)

    One sunny day in February 2017, I got to see first-hand what impact a disaster could have on people when my own small community of Carwoola in New South Wales experienced a… Read More

  3. Stop Winging It with Residents: What Works, and What Doesn’t

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Over the past several months, people who work with residents on wildfire resilience have shared several striking insights. Review their ahas and ensure that your approach to… Read More

  4. Are You Partnering with Your Emergency Manager? Four Stories to Demonstrate Why You Should Be

    BY: Emily Troisi

    When we are talking about fire adapted communities, we are looking at before, during and after wildfire events, and emergency managers are crucial partners to engage at all of… Read More

  5. Six Great Wildfire Adaptation Resources in Spanish: It’s About More Than Word-for-Word Translations

    BY: Maria Estrada, The Nature Conservancy

    Cautionary Tales As a native Spanish speaker, I pay special attention to the multiple inaccurate English-to-Spanish translations that I see in my day-to-day life. Sometimes… Read More

  6. Wildfire Insurance 101: What Practitioners and Policy Owners Need to Know

    BY: Rob Galbraith

    Have you ever gone on a family vacation for more than two weeks, during which you lived out of a suitcase? If your family is anything like mine, it can get pretty stressful!… Read More

  7. Discover the #WildfirePrepDay Project Right for You: New Quiz and Project Menu!

    BY: Allison Jolley

    If you’re wondering how to engage your community on National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day (#WildfirePrepDay, or Prep Day), look no further. Take this short quiz to find… Read More

  8. 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

  9. Long-term Recovery Planning: Where We Started [Learning Exchange Summary]

    BY: Emily Troisi

    Author’s Note: Contributed to by Alison Green, Hilary Lundgren and Ed Keith. Fire adapted communities take action before, during and after a wildfire. Fire adapted… Read More

  10. Engaging Diverse Communities in Disaster Resilience

    BY: Maria Estrada

    Editor’s Note: Several FAC Net members have expressed interest in learning how they can better engage all of the communities that they serve, including immigrants, racial… Read More