Community Risk Reduction

Addressing Wildfire Challenges with the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

Key framework for addressing wildland fire challenges     United States Fire Administration This Coffee Break Bulletin provides information on the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and how it helps local fire departments and residents in wildfire-prone regions to ...

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National Forests Across Arizona Impose Campfire Restrictions

Federal court, fines, and possible jail time     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All six national forests around Arizona are imposing campfire restrictions that officials say are intended to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the ...

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National Forests in New Mexico Impose Campfire Restrictions

Fines and possible jail time     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — National forests around New Mexico are imposing campfire restrictions to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the coronavirus outbreak. Forest officials from Taos to Alamogordo ...

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Wildfire Plan Eyes 1,000 Miles of New Fuel Breaks

400-foot wide breaks connected in three states     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A plan to help in the battle against devastating wildfires creates fuel breaks 400 feet (120 meters) wide along 987 miles (1,600 ...

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Mapping the WUI

Determine the values at risk and where they’re located     By Tim Ryan, FireRescue Magazine Issue 6 | Volume 8 As we all know, situational awareness (SA) is a key factor in firefighter safety. Accident investigators often find that ...

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National Forest Service Begins Prescribed Burns in Kentucky

Reducing dry fuels in Land Between the Lakes     GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — National Forest Service wildfire officials will start conducting seasonal prescribed burns Friday at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, officials said. Crews will burn ...

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PG&E Can’t Commit to Expanding Tree-Trimming Force

Judge ordered utility to hire at least 1,100 more trimmers     Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers for Pacific Gas & Electric said the utility can’t commit to hiring hundreds more tree trimmers in the way that a ...

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Washington County Proposes Fireworks Ban in Unincorporated Areas

Legislation includes sparklers     SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Councilmember has proposed banning the use of fireworks in unincorporated areas due to safety concerns and wildfire danger. Councilmember Joe McDermott introduced the legislation on Thursday, KING-TV reported. He ...

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