Tag Archives: Community Risk Reduction

Flagstaff Continues Forest Thinning Project

Project covers over 50 square miles     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The next phase of a forest thinning project on Flagstaff’s northwest side is expected to begin in the coming week and continue into late September. The Arizona Daily ...

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Goats to the Rescue in Portugal

Government using goats to help prevent wildfires     By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press MOITA DA GUERRA, Portugal (AP) — Unaware that time is short, more than 200 brown-and-white goats slowly munch their way through the thick undergrowth that covers ...

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Fire Sprinkler Systems: Protecting Structures from Firebrands

There is still much that can be done to prevent buildings from burning to the ground     “There were a total of 5.5 million acres burned by wildfires in 2016. On May 1 of that year, a wildfire broke ...

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Arizona Governor Warns of Difficult Fire Season

Requests double funding for fire prevention   By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s governor issued an outlook Thursday for an especially difficult wildfire season because of record dry winter conditions. Flanked by forest and fire officials and ...

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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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