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

    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 crew rounds a bend and finds the flames. The fire is approximately 1-acre and… Read More

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

    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 general recommendations designed for “Anytown, USA,” the Wildfire Research… Read More

  3. Discover the #WildfirePrepDay Project Right for You: New Quiz and Project Menu!

    Allison Jolley

    If you’re wondering how to engage your community on National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day (#WildfirePrepDay, or Prep Day), look no further. Take this short quiz to find out what project(s) fit your needs and interests, and also get access to… Read More

  4. 6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire

    Annie Schmidt Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    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 process of sifting and sorting is particularly important when helping… Read More

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

    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 Communities Learning Network just released an animated video that fills that… Read More

  6. Prescribed Fire Outreach Assessment — The Verdict Is In

    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 that prescribed fire use comes with a need for prescribed fire outreach.… Read More

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

    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 conclusion. Synchronicity?” Have you ever wondered if there is a… Read More

  8. The ABC’s of Wildfire Terminology

    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 quals!” “The fire behavior forecast suggests that it’ll be weeks until we contain… Read More

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

    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 in the series, released last year, focuses on Florida. If you are asking… Read More

  10. Community Magic: Community-Based Asset Mapping Establishes New Connections for Fire Adaptation

    Jana Carp, Jana Carp Consulting

    Jana Carp is a fourth-generation resident of northern California. She taught urban planning and community development at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina from 1999-2012, where she involved students in asset-based community… Read More