Wildland/Urban Interface

Eating Away a Threat

Goats help mitigate wildland understory to reduce fire severity   A herd of 300 goats is being used by South Metro (CO) Fire Rescue and the city of Castle Pines to mitigate landscape infrastructure around three neighborhoods. (Photos courtesy of ...

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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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It’s Time to Meet the Challenge

Anchor and hold water delivery evolutions for structure fires in the wildland-urban interface     By Paul Shapiro | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 12   The following information is quoted from FIRESCOPE, which is an organization the state of ...

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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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Class A Foam: Applications for Structural and Wildland Firefighting

Register for this training event from Fire Engineering     This discussion will cover the properties, applications and benefits of using Class A foam while performing wildland or structural fire suppression during all phases of the response. Join us for ...

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Colorado WUI Fire

Wildland fire involves an apartment building     South Metro Fire Rescue PIO – At 1:38 p.m. on Monday November 27, 2017, South Metro and Littleton Firefighters were dispatched to numerous reports of a fire in the 6800 block of ...

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Video: Into the Tubbs Fire

Fire was on both sides of us     CBS SF Bay Area – Raw Berkeley Fire Dept. video shows desperate battle with Tubbs Fire

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The Vineyard 2 Fire

How a grass fire changed the way a 130-year-old fire department does business   Fire behavior had changed dramatically because of afternoon heat and high winds that were gusting up to 60 mph from the north. (author photo)   By ...

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Chasing the Flame: Does Media Coverage of Wildfires Probe Deeply Enough?

Past research suggested the media are more likely to stymie disaster learning   Homes destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Monday, July 2, 2012. AP Photo/Bryan Oller   Adrianne Kroepsch , ...

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The Roaring Lion

Strategies for community preplanning for WUI incidents   A fire department needs to have a plan. The community needs to have a plan to support or be supported by the fire department. (Photo by author.) Seth Barker | FireRescue Magazine, ...

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