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Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

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  1. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2017: What Happened?

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    FAC Network Participant

    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… Read More

  8. Winter Pile Burning Highlights: Snow Tips, Outreach and a Surprise

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Because FAC Net is a national network, “winter” means different things for different members. Before moving to the Bay Area, I lived near Lassen Volcanic National Park, a… Read More

  9. Teaching Fire with Fire: A Unique Approach to Community Outreach

    BY: Conrad Greaves, Talking Talons Youth Leadership

    If your goals are to increase awareness about forest restoration and to advance FAC, schools can be a great place to start. Over the past few months, educators from Talking… Read More

  10. 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