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  1. Learn about Ashland Fire & Rescue's ten-year journey to redefine its wildfire hazard zone and pass a risk reduction ordinance applicable to new and existing structures. Credit: Graham Lewis, Ashland Chamber of Commerce

    How Ashland Passed a Wildfire Ordinance (Hint: We Removed Our Ordinance Blinders)

    By: Alison Lerch, Chris Chambers

    The danger of designated wildfire hazard zones is that they inherently consider some areas as “out” of the zone of risk. The 2009 Siskiyou Fire and 2010 Oak Knoll Fire in… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Ignition-resistant home construction Planning

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  2. Click "Continue Reading" below to access the quiz and put your FAC skills to the test.

  3. Imagine if for every dollar we spent on wildfire suppression, we spent one on prescribed fire. Credit: Lance Cheng, USDA Forest Service shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Stop Focusing on Ignitions and Start Investing in a Prescribed Fire Workforce

    By: Jeremy Bailey, The Nature Conservancy

    The way a fire burns isn’t always dictated by how it starts. Forests and grasslands don’t burn at extreme intensities, destroy homes, kill people, and denude entire… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Essay

  4. Credit: Pam Wilson

    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

    Topic: Collaboration Communications / Outreach Defensible space / Firewise

    Type: Tools / Resources

  5. Salient lessons learned regarding how to build the next generation of wildfire practitioners. Credit: Forest Stewards Guild

    How the Forest Stewards Guild is Building the Next Generation of Fire Practitioners: The Forest Stewards Youth Corps Fire and Fuels Program

    By: Matt Piccarello

    As the igniters lined out at the top of the ridge, I could see a mix of apprehension and excitement in their eyes. Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) Fire and Fuels crew… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Local workforce capacity

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  6. A recent facilitative leadership training focused on how to be a better listener, leverage others' interests and strengths, and adapt based on what your partners and systems need.

    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

    Topic: Collaboration Communications / Outreach Resilience

    Type: Tools / Resources

  7. Each resident in your community is more than a dot on a map or a seat at a community meeting. Check out these tips on how to leverage individual residents' values, interests and strengths to enhance your work. Credit: Preston Keres, USDA

    Stop Winging It with Residents: What Works, and What Doesn’t

    By: Allison Jolley

    Over the past several months, people who work with residents on wildfire resilience have shared several striking insights. Review their ahas and ensure that your approach to… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Defensible space / Firewise Preparedness Resilience

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  8. Learn about the EPA's app, toolkit, research and continuing education course, all of which aim to improve public health during times of wildfire smoke. Photo: Pedestrians wearing N95 masks to better tolerate the smoke from the Camp Fire. Credit: Bastian Greshake Tzovaras shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    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

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Wildfire

    Type: Tools / Resources

  9. 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

    Topic: Defensible space / Firewise Ignition-resistant home construction

    Type: Tools / Resources

  10. Editor's note: Kimberley O'Neil and John Mock have been fire adaptation leaders in their community for 15 years. This summer, their community's work was put to the test during the Ferguson Fire. Learn how their work held up. In this photo, John and Kimberley are being presented with a plaque of appreciation from Yosemite National Park's chief of fire and aviation, Kelly Martin. Credit: Yosemite National Park

    Why the Ferguson Fire Didn’t Destroy Yosemite West: 15 Years of Wildfire Mitigation Generates a California Wildfire Success

    By: John Mock, Ph.D., and Kimberley O’Neil

    “You have to get involved with fire,” urged a friend who survived the 1991 Tunnel (Oakland Hills) Fire. That sage advice came shortly after we bought our house in Yosemite… Read More

    Topic: Defensible space / Firewise Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Wildfire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

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