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  1. #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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. New 5-Minute Video! What is a Fire Adapted Community? Meet Fred and Find Out.

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Need a quick and clever way to explain community wildfire resilience? Searching for a relatable illustration of community wildfire adaptation? The Washington Fire Adapted… Read More

  7. Prescribed Fire Outreach Assessment — The Verdict Is In

    BY: Jennifer Fawcett

    As members of the fire community, we often talk about the need for more prescribed fire. But, are we prepared for everything that goes along with it? It might seem obvious… Read More

  8. Facilitating Dialogue in Communities: Using the FAC Self-Assessment Tool

    BY: Emily Troisi

    “[This tool] determined the need for increased public outreach and a central contact during incidents. One year later, a new emergency manager independently reached the same… Read More

  9. The ABC’s of Wildfire Terminology

    BY: 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

  10. A New Perspective on Fire Management [Book Review of “Florida: A Fire Survey” by Stephen J Pyne]

    BY: Alan Long, Southern Fire Exchange

    Several years ago, highly acclaimed author Stephen Pyne began a new series of short books on fire in key regions around the country, titled “To the Last Smoke.” His first book… Read More