Community Risk Reduction

2018 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Grants

Projects include community clean-up days, fire prevention workshops     United States Fire Administration State Farm and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are again providing grant funding to support community wildfire risk reduction projects for this year’s Wildfire Community ...

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California Wildfires Prompt Tougher Rules for Utilities

New state rules concentrate on areas of higher fire risk     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Devastating California wildfires this year — and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change — prompted regulators Thursday to toughen ...

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Grow or Burn?

Understanding the paradox of fire exclusion in the WUI     By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 11 According to the federal register of the United States, the wildland-urban interface (WUI) exists where humans and their development ...

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Interior Secretary Pushes Aggressive Wildfire Prevention

Aggressive, scientific fuel reduction is the focus     By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday directed all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and ...

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Firefighters Defend Alaska Neighborhood

Fire crews create defendable spaces in Eagle River       Alaska Dispatch News – Firefighters from the Pioneer Peak hotshot crew thin the forest around an Eagle River subdivision.

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Think Ahead or Fall Behind

Preplanning for your community’s needs   SETH BARKER | From the March 2016 Issue of FireRescue Magazine Community is defined as a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. It is safe ...

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