Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

   

Blog

Topic: WUI codes & ordinances

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

Displaying 1-10 of 12

  1. Building for Wildfire Summit: Understanding How Homes Burn and How to Build Better

    BY: Kimiko Barrett, Ph.D.

    The wildland-urban interface problem is a home ignition problem, not a wildfire control problem. Extreme wildfires are inevitable but wildland-urban fire disasters don’t… Read More

  2. Fire Adaptation Public Policy: West Coast Updates

    BY: Allison Jolley

    California • Washington • Oregon California Clarifies Prescribed Fire Liability, Invests in Fuels Removal, and Focuses on Community-Level Work by Nick Goulette,… Read More

  3. Fantastic Failure: Big Stick, Big Mouth

    BY: Eric Lovgren

    Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. ~ Douglas… Read More

  4. Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate?

    BY: Sarah McCaffrey

    How you tell a story influences what conclusions people draw from it (think Aesop’s Fables). Over the past decade, the overarching American wildfire narrative has become… Read More

  5. 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

  6. Using Science to Improve Wildfire Outcomes: An Interview with Steve Quarles

    BY: Dr. Steve Quarles

    Dr. Steve Quarles joined the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) in 2011. He is currently Chief Scientist for Wildfire and Durability and serves as the… Read More

  7. Studying WUI Fires in Pennsylvania

    BY: Wesley Martin Keller

    When it comes to wildland-urban interface fires, most people think only the western states have that problem. Many of us who respond to wildfires in the East know better.… Read More

  8. A New Model for Developing WUI Lands in Central Oregon

    BY: Alison Green

    A planned development on the west side of Bend, Oregon highlights partnerships and the importance of building right from the ground up in the WUI. Planners of the Miller Tree… Read More

  9. FAC Net Members Get Together at 2016 WUI Conference

    BY: Wendy Fulks

    Several of us who help coordinate the FAC Net attended last week’s Wildland Urban Interface Conference in Reno, Nevada. There were three main session tracks: fire adapted… Read More