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  1. Two National Directives and One Piece of Public Policy Worth Understanding: The 2018 Farm Bill, Executive Order 13855 and DOI Secretarial Order 3372

    BY: Katie Lighthall, National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy, Western Region

    Editor’s note: If you haven’t spent much time with the new Farm Bill, Executive Order 13855 and Secretarial Order 3372, take a moment to read these summaries produced by… Read More

  2. Nine Tips for Talking about Fire and FAC

    BY: Allison Jolley

    1. Speak with more than words.  The Washington State Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network has developed some amazing visual aids regarding fire adapted communities… Read More

  3. 14 Community Wildfire Preparedness Ideas at Your Fingertips.

    BY: Allison Jolley

    So, you keep hearing buzz about Prep Day, but aren’t sure what to do for it in your community. (Remind me, what does Prep Day stand for? Oh, that’s right, National Wildfire… Read More

  4. Facilitative Leadership: Concepts Every Wildland Fire Leader Can Use

    BY: Wendy Fulks

    Twenty members of the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) and Fire Learning Network (FLN) — experts in prescribed burning, ecosystem management and community… Read More

  5. Wildfire Smoke Resilience Resources from the EPA

    BY: Alan Vette, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy National Research Program

    Who is Most at Risk? As many of you know and have experienced, emissions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from wildfire smoke are increasingly exceeding safe levels. Smoke… Read More

  6. Nine Fact Sheets That Will Make Your Job Easier: NFPA Resources about Wildfire-Resilient Homes

    BY: Cathy Prudhomme, National Fire Protection Association

    We often encounter an unspoken expectation from residents that folks in the wildfire resilience field have attained an all-encompassing level of expertise regarding “all… Read More

  7. Using Community Base Maps to Improve the Safety and Effectiveness of Wildfire Response

    BY: Mike Caggiano , Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University

    The Importance of Spatial Data When responding to wildfires, firefighters often have difficulty figuring out where the fire is, where it’s going, and what’s in its way.… Read More

  8. Enhancing Fire Adaptation Through Active Volunteers: The Neighborhood Ambassador Approach

    BY: Ashley Downing , Wildfire Adapted Partnership

    Despite burning over 50,000 acres, the 416 Fire did exactly what the Falls Creek Ranch community wanted it to. The fire burned right up to the community boundary and because… Read More

  9. Don’t Reinvent the Prescribed Fire Wheel: Must-Have Liability, Timing and Outreach Resources

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Are you planning any controlled burns this fall? (Or winter? Or spring?) This blog offers a collection of resources… Read More

  10. Seeking and Finding Community Capacity for Wildfire Resilience

    BY: Jana Carp, Jana Carp Consulting

    “We need to work together if we are going to meet the threat of wildfire in our community.” I heard this said time and time again — with either conviction or reluctance… Read More