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Topic: Preparedness

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  1. Unexpected Lessons from Completing the FAC Self-Assessment

    BY: Bill Trimarco

    A couple of years ago, the FAC Net introduced the FAC Self-Assessment Tool (FAC SAT). It is a template for assessing wildfire risk and available resources, and developing… Read More

  2. An Interview with National FAC Program Manager Pam Leschak

    BY: Pam Leschak

    The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) recently interviewed Pam Leschak, the national WUI/FAC program manager for the U.S. Forest Service. She has over 35… Read More

  3. Meeting People Where They Are: Door-to-Door FAC Outreach

    BY: Steve Orr

    Written By: Steve Orr, Firefighter/Paramedic and Wildfire Mitigation Specialist West Metro Fire Rescue in Lakewood, Colorado is a professional fire and EMS agency along the… Read More

  4. Contributing to a Fire Adapted Future in Flagstaff: Firewise Landscaping Contest Awards

    BY: Lee Ann Beery

    It was a warm, sunny spring morning in the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona when judges grabbed their clipboards and headed out for a day of evaluating entries in the Firewise… Read More

  5. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2016

    BY: Emily Troisi

    Every year in May, FAC Net members and partners organize events for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Similar to last year we wanted to share a summary of events and photos… Read More

  6. Prescribed Fire Open House Provides Learning Experience for Community

    BY: Forest Schafer

    With the return of cool, wet weather this winter after four years of drought, “Prescribed Fire” signs have been popping up along Lake Tahoe roads, and wisps of smoke… Read More

  7. How Can Communities Get More Involved in Federal Fire Management?

    BY: Mary Huffman

    The current U.S. fire management system originally developed around best practices and coordination for firefighting professionals, so it’s no wonder that it’s a little tough… Read More

  8. More than Just Another Fire Truck

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    Project Wildfire hosted the first in a series of three learning exchanges that FAC Net members in the Pacific Northwest have planned this spring. Participants from Central… Read More

  9. Science Tuesday: Mastication: Not a Simple Story

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Early last week, I visited a landowner who’s been working on fuels reduction and restoration projects in his oak woodlands. Unlike much of the oak woodland restoration work… Read More

  10. Fire Adapted Means Being Fire Prepared

    BY: Elwood Miller

    The following was originally posted on Nevada’s Living With Fire blog. As coordinator of the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities, I keep hearing the questions,… Read More

    Topic: Preparedness

    Type: Essay