Wildland/Urban Interface

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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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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Longer and Longer

As our weather patterns and climate grow more erratic, fire seasons will become more difficult to predict Shannan Mills | FireRescue Magazine, Volume 12 Issue 3 This year, we saw a rise in intense wildfires across the United States and ...

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Did Building Codes Contribute to Tennessee Wildfire Damage?

County commissioners doubt new codes could have lessened wildfire damage   JIM GAINES, Knoxville News-Sentinel Several Sevier County commissioners said last week they doubted any construction standards would have mitigated loss from a fire as big and fast-moving as the ...

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Washington Aims to Expand Prescribed Burns

Pilot program in the state seeks to reduce fuel KATE PRENGAMAN, Associated Press NACHES, Wash. (AP) — About 10 miles from where hundreds of firefighters were working to contain the 1,300 acre Rock Creek Fire, a much smaller crew was ...

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Windward

Strategies for making WUI incidents safer Jennifer DeShon | From the September 2016 Issue of FireRescue   I should have known. I was the one who had grabbed the map trying to figure out exactly where it was going to ...

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Videos: Firefighters Contain Missouri Grass Fire

Video shows “fire tornado” during grass fire in Platte County   WESTON, Mo. (AP) — Firefighters are dousing hotspots at the site of a northwest Missouri grass fire that damaged up to 1,500 acres of land and briefly spawned a ...

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Where Should You Be?

Reflections on the 2015 western fire season Todd McNeal | From the January 2016 Issue of FireRescue Magazine The 2015 fire season in now officially over. It was a deadly year with both civilian and firefighter deaths. A staggering amount ...

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