Welcome to 2019! Before getting to work, check out the most viewed #fireadapted videos from last year.

#7: Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate?

Explore some of the data, arguments and counterarguments regarding the wildland-urban interface.

https://www.facebook.com/FACNetwork/videos/2018320558196567/

Based on Dr. Sarah McCaffrey’s blog post, Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate?

#6: A Day in the Life with a Fire Adapted Community Practitioner

What does a fire adapted communities coordinator or a wildland-urban interface specialist actually do? Over the past few years, we’ve “spent the day” with several FAC practitioners to understand their approaches to community wildfire resilience. Take a peek into their world.

https://www.facebook.com/FACNetwork/videos/2069314959763793/

Individual day-in-the-life interviews can be found in our blog archives.

#5: Wildfire Policies that Work: Engaging Municipalities and Distributing Risk

Learn how Utah’s wildfire policy (passed in 2016) is stimulating wildfire mitigation activities.

https://www.facebook.com/FACNetwork/videos/1997751296920160/

Based on Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands’ blog post, Key Principles Behind Utah’s New Wildfire Policy: Engaging Municipalities and Distributing Risk.

#4: Collaborative Spatial Fire Management: Getting Ahead of Fire Using Potential Operational Delineations

Learn about spatial fire management and how it pro-actively integrates community values, fire modeling and landscape characteristics into wildfire response plans.

https://www.facebook.com/FACNetwork/videos/2135985909763364/

Based on Mike Caggiano’s blog post, Collaborative Spatial Fire Management: Getting Ahead of Fire Using Potential Operational Delineations.

#3: The Evolution of Leadership in Fire: Stories from Three WTREX Leaders

Meet some of the masterminds behind the Women-in-Fire Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (“WTREX”) and hear the stories that shaped their leadership philosophies.

https://www.facebook.com/FACNetwork/videos/2018312508197372/

Based on Lenya Quinn-Davidson’s blog post, The Evolution of Leadership in Fire: Stories from Three WTREX Leaders.

Applications for this year’s WTREX are due at the end of the day tomorrow, January 4!

#2: Highlights from the Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) in 2018

See recent highlights and 2018 stats regarding Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) accomplishments.

https://www.facebook.com/FACNetwork/videos/1067534346751626/

Photos, highlights and stats were shared by many FAC Net members and partners, including the Forest Stewards Guild, the Mid-Klamath Watershed Council, and the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists.

#1: Firsthand Accounts: How to Prepare Your Community for a Wildfire Evacuation

Receive powerful, personal insights about wildfire evacuation from practitioners across the country.

https://www.facebook.com/FACNetwork/videos/vb.798474330181202/2133566770005278/

Based on the blog post, Firsthand Accounts: How To Prepare Your Community For a Wildfire Evacuation. Contributions were made by several FAC Net members and partners, including the Chestatee-Chattahoochee Resource Conservation and Development Council, the Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship CoalitionDovetail Partners, Inc., Project Wildfire and Wildfire Adapted Partnership.

So, What Next?

Many thanks go to the FAC practitioners who shared their stories, research and experiences featured in these videos. Have something to share in 2019? I’d love to hear from you! (Leave a comment or contact me through my profile.)


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