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Todd Chlanda
Joplin, Missouri
Central Regional Firewise Advisor
Interests: Firewise Communities/USA recognition program, Firewise landscaping, Firewise hardscaping, Firewise principles, Fire Adapted Communities, wildfire mitigation, wildland-urban interface, WUI, WUI regulations, , community outreach, wildland fire, home safety
Recent Activity
Backyards and Beyond 2013 is in full swing and the atmosphere is a buzz about Firewise. Gloria Edwards, Program Coordinator with the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network, Colorado State University, was one of the first presenters of the day. The mission of the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network is to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Another summer has come to a close in some areas of the country. The days are getting shorter and the nights a little colder. There are still things we should keep in mind to keep our homes safe during the fall season. Nothing beats having a fire in our fireplaces... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Who knew that a 15 minute presentation early last December could pay off with so much interest? I attended the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Executive Board meeting with Lucian Deaton from the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and together we provided information about the Ready, Set, Go! and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Every year firefighters in Missouri get together during the annual Firefighters Association of Missouri (FFAM) conference. This conference is well attended by 400-500 firefighters from all over Missouri. This is a time that everyone can gather and network, attend classes and an expo and have some friendly competition in the... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Spring is almost here and time to get out and start doing some yard work. As I stand in front of all of the different types of mulch at my local home repair store, I can’t decide which one to use. Which one will be the safest? Which one will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Last year, Southwest Missouri was in the midst of another hot, dry summer. This really isn’t anything new and a lot of people wouldn’t be worried except for the fact that over the last several years the area in and around the city of Joplin have been hit by two... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Skies turned dark and the wind started blowing. The trees all shook in the wind. The wind became more violent and then it happened… Sounds like a horror movie? Well, for the residents of Itasca County, Minnesota, it was… for just a little while. In July 2012, Itasca County suffered... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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When a person approaches you and wants to talk to you about a program that can make you home safer against wildland fire, you are interested and listen, until they start talking about getting together with neighbors and documenting hours and filling out an application. Then it seems like a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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