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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Your Wildfire Terminology Dictionary (Well, A Blog-Post Version of a Dictionary, at Least)

    Allison Jolley

    “What did the IC say about the fuel models in the area where we’ll be performing burn out operations? I can’t wait to get my red card and work on my faller… Read More

  6. #Fireadapted Summer Reading: 2018

    BY: Allison Jolley

    When I asked for summer reading recommendations, I started to panic when no one sent me books about wildfire. People were sending me books about … people. I had been reading… Read More

  7. Six Great Wildfire Adaptation Resources in Spanish: It’s About More Than Word-for-Word Translations

    BY: Maria Estrada, The Nature Conservancy

    Cautionary Tales As a native Spanish speaker, I pay special attention to the multiple inaccurate English-to-Spanish translations that I see in my day-to-day life. Sometimes… Read More

  8. Collaborative Spatial Fire Management: Getting Ahead of Fire Using Potential Operational Delineations

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

    At the end of a windy summer day, an engine captain receives a smoke report from the dispatch center, readies his crew, and heads up the mountain in search of the fire. The… Read More

  9. Asking is Better Than Assuming: Enhancing the Work of Wildfire Practitioners with Social Science

    BY: WiRē Team

    Wildfire practitioners face the overwhelming challenge of changing the behaviors of residents and the physical conditions of structures and landscapes. Rather than using… Read More

  10. 6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire

    BY: Annie Schmidt , Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council

    As a practitioner, sometimes one of our most difficult tasks is sifting through available resources for communities. There is a lot of information available in this world! The… Read More