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  1. Evacuation Planning — What Does It Take to Get a Community Started?

    Gloria Erickson Dovetail Partners, Inc

    Does every community need an evacuation plan? What does it take for a community to ask this question? Must there be a fire, a flood or some other disaster to trigger action? Or is common sense enough to motivate a community to create a plan before… Read More

  2. Collaboration in Action: Building Resilience in White Swan

    Kirstin Taggart, Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council, with assistance from Gary Peters, Yakama Nation Fire Management and Andy Babcock, Yakima County Fire District 5

    “White Swan is a small community on the Yakama Nation in south central Washington State. It is considered a major population center on the Yakama reservation and is categorized as being high fire risk. The immediate landscape is a mix between… Read More

  3. Best Way to Get a Resident’s Attention: Burn Down Their Home (Through a Wildfire Simulation, Of Course)

    Liz Davy Island Park Sustainable Fire Community

    “WILDFIRE burns through Island Park community.” That would have been the next morning’s headlines had Island Park Sustainable Fire Community’s sandtable wildfire simulation been real. This exercise was part of a recent workshop that kicked… Read More

  4. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2017: What Happened?

    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 year; through State Farm, they provide $500 grants for community events… Read More

  5. Taking Off the Training Wheels: A Community Gears Up For More FAC Work

    Coalition for the Upper South Platte

    An Idyllic Colorado Community with a Looming Threat Palmer Lake is a small community of 2,500 residents in the foothills of the Colorado Front Range. The town contains historic homes that date to its founding in 1871, when the area was a summer… Read More

  6. Making Lemonade from Lemons: How Intense Wildfire Seasons Yielded Utah’s New Wildfire Policy

    Jennifer Hansen, Nathan Barrons

    In January, I wrote a blog about Utah’s comprehensive wildland fire management policy, which passed in the 2016 Legislative Session. The policy is based on the principle of risk reduction, wherein the state pays for large and extended wildland fire… Read More

  7. Two National Historic Sites Become Colorado’s First Firewise Education Sites

    Colorado State Forest Service

    This article was first published on the Colorado State Forest Service’s website. The Bent’s Old Fort and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Sites recently became the first locations in Colorado to attain recognition as pilot… Read More

  8. Advancing FAC in Hawaii: Increasing Awareness, Thinking Both Short and Long Term and … Goats?

    Pablo Akira Beimler Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization

    Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) is a non-profit based on Hawaii Island (or “the Big Island”). In 2015, we began working with several communities statewide on grassroots-level community wildfire protection efforts, primarily through… Read More

  9. Crossing Lines to Promote Wildfire Awareness: Multi-State Wildfire Policy Initiative

    Sonya Sistare

    Written by: Sonya Sistare, Co-Manager, Living With Fire Program, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Wildfires don’t respect boundaries, whether they’re regarding fire protection jurisdictions, county and state lines or ownership… Read More

  10. Pile Burning in Southwest Colorado: Complicated Circumstances Offset by Partner Support

    Rebecca Samulski

    When it comes to active burning, FireWise of Southwest Colorado (FWSC) has rented air curtain burners, reimbursed contractors for pile burning on private land and advocated for fire use, but being engaged in the planning and permitting processes for… Read More