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Type: Best Practices

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. Make Your Work Easier and More Effective: 5 Tips for Working and Learning with Partners

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    Think about your to-do list. Before you get overwhelmed or distracted, take a deep breath. Are you working on something that could benefit from the perspectives of others? Maybe you are running into a problem that requires advice or new tools? Could… Read More

  2. Building a Wildfire Preparedness Plan: We’re All in This Thing Together

    New Jersey Fire Safety Council

    Written by Bill Brash, President, New Jersey Fire Safety Council New Jersey contains approximately four million acres, 1.1 million of which are in the Pinelands region. The Pinelands are a fire-dependent ecosystem containing vast forests of pitch,… Read More

  3. Engaging Diverse Communities in Disaster Resilience

    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 minorities, and English as a Second Language populations. To understand… Read More

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

    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 for stakeholders to engage. Bill Tripp and Darren Borgias, leaders in the… Read More

  5. Lessons Learned from a Successful Year of FAC Outreach

    Gloria Erickson

    The morning of our first Firewise Demonstration Day, I wondered, “Is anybody going to show up?” I had learned many lessons from our first Chipper Day the previous year (June 2014). Make sure the landowners want to participate. Just because the… Read More

  6. #MakeAKitMonday: Facilitating Emergency Preparedness

    Annie Schmidt, Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition

    Washington State experienced the worst wildfire season in its history last summer. There have been many byproducts of this season of fire, but one of the most positive has been an increased focus on community and individual preparedness. In order to… Read More

  7. Pile Burning Lessons Learned

    FAC Network Participant

    Written by: Jonathan Bruno, Chief Operating Officer Having burned over 5,000 piles in the last few years on public and private property, the Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) has learned a few key elements that can help you have successful… Read More

  8. Grant Writing Tips, Version 2.0

    Emily Troisi

    In August 2014, Molly Mowery wrote a blog post titled “Common Grant Writing Missteps – and Solutions!” that listed some tips for writing successful grants. With the start of the new year and upcoming grant deadlines, we wanted to revisit this… Read More

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    Photo Challenges and Opportunities Specific to FAC Practitioners

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    In part one of this series, we looked at three practices to improve visual communications: learning to use your equipment; applying lessons from deliberate practice and critiques; and telling visual stories. Now, I want to explore some of… Read More

  10. Telling our FAC Stories through Photos: Tips for Practitioners

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    This post is part one of a series on enhancing visual communications. Persuasive communication is a cornerstone of a fire adapted community practice. Motivating people to action, showing them what they can achieve and empowering their… Read More