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FAC Net blogs include success stories, lessons learned, resources, tips and even failures related to community wildfire resilience. Please contact us if you have a story to share.


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

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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Jeremy Bailey playing games with family and friends this past Christmas. Photo provided by Jeremy Bailey.

    Learning the Rules of the Game: Understanding Jeremy Bailey and the origins of TREX

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I don’t like games. Everyone knows this about me: there’s only one thing that will get me to go bed early, and that’s a board game. I’ve been this way forever, and… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Planning Resilience

    Type: Impact Story

  7. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke visits Eagle Creek ICP and recognized FS personnel who helped with hiker evacuations the night of September 2, 2017

    The Panic Myth: What Does the Research Say and What Can Practitioners Do?

    By: Sarah McCaffrey, Annie Schmidt

    The Panic Myth, Part I – What Does the Research Say? by Sarah McCaffrey As I’ve been watching the fires in Australia over the past several months I’ve been impressed… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Communications / Outreach Evacuation outreach/planning Preparedness

    Type: Research Synthesis Tools / Resources

  8. Business Resilience: Fire Adaption on Main Street USA

    Business Resilience Round-Up: Fire Adaptation on Main Street, USA

    By: Annie Schmidt

    Editor’s Note: Community efforts to increase wildfire resilience often focus on homeowner action. But what about our business community?  The economic engines of our towns… Read More

    Topic: Business resilience

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned Tools / Resources

  9. Understanding Complexity and Risk in the Wildland Fire Environment: An Interview with Travis Dotson

    By: Annie Schmidt, Travis Dotson

    Editor’s Note: FAC Net’s Annie Schmidt had the privilege of getting to know Travis Dotson of the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center when she worked on the Spring Coulee… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Communications / Outreach Equity/Inclusion Wildfire

    Type: Interview Success Story / Lessons Learned

  10. block print of Pacific lamprey, by Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    No More Prescribed Fire Barriers: Lessons from Lamprey

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    On a typical summer weekend in the late 1990s, you might have found me amid other teenagers, all lounging in the sun a few miles up the road from my house at one of our… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Monitoring / Assessment

    Type: Essay

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