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Topic: WUI codes & ordinances

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  1. Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate?

    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 fairly focused on three dynamics: fuels buildup due to suppression, climate… Read More

  2. Between Two Fires: Lessons Learned in Kittitas County

    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 #7 Editor’s note: This blog originally appeared on the Washington State Fire… Read More

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

    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 South Carolina Wind and Hail Underwriting Association Senior Fellow. Dr.… Read More

  4. Studying WUI Fires in Pennsylvania

    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. It is the norm for our station, Penn Forest Fire Control Station, in Carbon… Read More

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

    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 Farm blended the values of multiple parties into one cohesive vision of a… Read More

  6. FAC Net Members Get Together at 2016 WUI Conference

    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 communities, operations and suppression, and wildland fire policy and tools.… Read More

  7. Safe Growth Audits – Another Effective Tool for the FAC Practitioner

    Molly Mowery

    Many of us are familiar with plans and codes specific to wildfire (e.g., Community Wildfire Protection Plans, wildland-urban interface codes), but there is also a vast array of planning tools that could be useful to the FAC practitioner to help… Read More

    Topic: Planning WUI codes & ordinances Type: Tools / Resources

  8. New USDA Forest Service Publication Highlights FAC

    Wendy Fulks

    The latest edition of Fire Management Today includes nine papers related to FAC and wildland-urban interface issues. These articles, many of them written by FAC Coalition members, present a variety of perspectives related to helping communities learn… Read More