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FAC Net blog posts are written by diverse practitioners around the world. Stories include successes, lessons learned, resources, tips and even failures related to community wildfire resilience from the author’s own perspective and voice. Please contact us if you have a story to share.


Planning for Wildfire: Tips for creating 360-character Wireless Emergency Alert templates

By: Jessica Doermann, Erica Kuligowski

As the number of wildfires continues to decrease or hold steady from year to year, their average size and intensity has grown exponentially. Populations living and working… Read More

Topic: Preparedness Wildfire WUI codes & ordinances

Type: Best Practices Tools / Resources

Editor's Note: All blog entries are reviewed and edited for length and clarity by Network staff before approval for posting.

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  1. “School’s Out, Now What?” Activity Guides, Wildfire Education, & Go Bag Activities for the Whole Family

    By: Jessica Sabine Brothers

    “School’s out, now what?” seems to be a common question for many parents these days as summer is in full-swing and physical distancing practices continue across the… Read More

    Topic: Evacuation outreach/planning Planning Preparedness

    Type: Tools / Resources

  2. Let’s Put the Cart *After* the Horse: California’s Forest and Fire Capacities Needs Assessment

    By: Allison Jolley, Emily Jane Davis Nick Goulette

    Author’s note: I hope that this blog finds you and your loved ones safe and relatively well. I originally wrote this post before both the COVID-19 pandemic and the uprising… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Local workforce capacity Monitoring / Assessment Wildfire risk assessment

    Type: Research Synthesis

  3. Getting Creative with Workshops and Meetings

    How Some Communities are Adapting their FAC Work to a Virtual World: Getting Creative with Workshops and Meetings

    By: Emily Troisi

    The onset of COVID-19 triggered a wave of adaptation. Wildfire practitioners across the country adjusted to working, meeting and educating remotely. Knowing that wildfires do… Read More

    Topic: Learning networks Meetings / Events

    Type: Best Practices Meeting / Event

  4. UCCE Rx fire team Shaver Lake burn, November 6th 2019. Photo courtesy of Susie Kocher

    A Day in the Life with Susie Kocher, Central Sierra Cooperative Extension

    By: Jessica Sabine Brothers, Susie Kocher

    This month, we connected with Susie Kocher, Forestry & Natural Resources Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension, to learn more about her role… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Learning networks

    Type: Interview

  5. Project Firehawk Art by Ava Schmidt, age 12

    Project Firehawk: Risk, Ripeness, and the Case for Paper Bags

    By: Annie Schmidt

    Editor’s note: 2020 has brought countless changes to our world. Together, we are beginning to reimagine our way of living—with wildfire, but also in every other sector.… Read More

    Topic: Evacuation outreach/planning Planning Preparedness Wildfire risk assessment

    Type: Essay

  6. After the FAC Ambassador Workshop in Spring 2019, Firewise Resident Leaders began gathering quarterly, providing an opportunity to learn from regional experts, and to get updates from Ashland Fire & Rescue. Photo courtesy of Ashland Fire & Rescue

    An Ambassador by Any Name Doth Broaden Wildfire Resilience

    By: Rebecca Samulski

    In 2012, the 10,000+ acre Weber Fire blew through a wilderness study area and into the canyon of a neighborhood where I’d been supporting wildfire preparedness through… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Defensible space / Firewise Meetings / Events Preparedness Wildfire risk assessment

    Type: Impact Story

  7. A Future with Fire: Desiring Tuesday on this Very Long Monday

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Last week I criticized some spatial data that equated average miles traveled with social distancing success. According to the national map, my county was doing great, and I… Read More

    Topic: Climate change Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Resilience

    Type: Essay

  8. How Some Communities are Adapting their FAC Work to a Virtual World: Wildfire Prep Day and Community Outreach

    By: Emily Troisi

    The first Saturday in May is usually marked by neighborhood and community events that bring people together to work on their wildfire mitigation efforts. Past projects and… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Communications / Outreach Evacuation outreach/planning Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Preparedness

    Type: Tools / Resources

  9. Adjusting to Our Changing Realities

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    We are all experiencing the impacts of COVID-19. In some communities, folks are dealing with mandatory shelter-in-place rules, many schools have closed and our lives are… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach

    Type: Impact Story

  10. Jennifer burning at WTREX 2019. Photo credit David Godwin

    Building Bridges Between Universities, Communities, and Fire: An Interview with Jennifer Fawcett

    By: Jennifer Fawcett, Jessica Sabine Brothers

    Editor’s note: We had the pleasure of connecting with Jennifer Fawcett, Extension Associate for North Carolina State University, to talk more about her role leading fire… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Preparedness

    Type: Interview

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