Tag Archives: Community Risk Reduction

Arizona Governor Seeks More Money in Wildfire Prevention Efforts

Request for funding to remove fuels raised to $2M   PHOENIX (AP) — An exceptionally dry winter has prompted Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to ask the Legislature to boost funding for fire prevention efforts in the coming budget year. Ducey’s ...

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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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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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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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University Professor Predicted Gatlinburg Wildfire for Years

UT professor spent years presenting on the fuel and the WUI   ADAM TAMBURIN, Knoxville News-Sentinel When flames ripped through the Great Smoky Mountains and engulfed hotels and houses in and around Gatlinburg, it caught many people by surprise. But ...

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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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