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  1. Back to School: A Wildland Fire Book List for Young Readers and Educators

    BY: Rebecca Samulski , Becca Samulski

    Practitioners of fire adapted communities often get tasked with leading field trips, lessons and presentations with local schools and youth groups. We usually see an uptick… Read More

  2. Let’s Talk About Fire Adapted Communities!

    BY: Emily Troisi , Michelle Medley-Daniel

    The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) staff and members talk about fire adapted communities (FAC) a lot, and we often get asked for resources to help explain… Read More

  3. Seeking Fire Adaptation and Community Resilience Peers? Join FAC Net!

    BY: Michelle Medley-Daniel , Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    Our partners at FEMA Region 10 recently produced a podcast focused on the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net). If you’ve been wondering about FAC Net’s… Read More

  4. Smoke Adaptation is Fire Adaptation

    BY: Allison Jolley

    “It’s not as simple as, ‘How do you want your smoke?’ We could conduct thousands of acres of prescribed fire in our county and still be breathing smoke from another… Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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