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With 2013 now almost two months behind us, the National Interagency Fire Center has released a video summarizing the 2013 fire season. Its hard to forget what a significant fire season was 2013. To name a few, the Black Forest Fire in Colorado destroyed 486 homes, the most in Colorado... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
The highly praised report Lessons from Waldo Canyon and its companion video, Creating Fire Adapted Communities: A Case Study from Colorado Springs and the Waldo Canyon Fire is now available on DVD! The report and video are based on interviews, field visits and tours of the City’s most affected neighborhoods... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
The 2013 wildfire season has quickly become one to remember, as several large wildfires burn across the west. In light of the ongoing threat, the Klamath National Forest and CAL FIRE have brought together a special team to conduct a two-week campaign in Northern California, reminding residents to act now... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Fire is a natural part of our environment. As we choose to live in areas where wildfires occur, we must adapt the way we design, build and live within these areas to prepare our communities for wildfire. A fire adapted community understands its risks and takes actions that minimize harm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Authored by: Jennifer Hinderman, FAC Amabassador Knowing and understanding your role in a community that deals with wildland fire issues is one of the most important components of building a wildfire resilient community. Each stakeholder has a valid and significant role to play; whether it’s a firefighter, homeowner, land manager,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Authored by: David R. Godwin, FAC Amabassador Where to find timely wildland fire information Part of being a member of a Fire Adapted Community means staying connected and staying informed. Do you know where to find up to date wildland fire incident information from reliable and trusted sources? Do you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Authored by: David R. Godwin, FAC Amabassador Access to local fire science is now easier than ever! With most professionals, including natural resource managers and wildland fire specialists, time is a very limited commodity. After meetings, paperwork, fieldwork and all of those unscheduled pop-up projects, often little time or energy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Authored by: Faith Berry, Fire Adapted Communities Ambassador In 2008 the Camp Fire, part of the Lightning Complex, originated in Plumas County and traveled into Butte County scorching 60,000 acres. It also destroyed over 200 homes and took a life. It affected the Concow side of the Yankee Hill Concow... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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FAC Ambassador and photo credit: Jennifer Hinderman Fire Adapted Communities is all-encompassing approach to dealing with a world-wide problem that requires a shift in the way we live in and with our environment. Guidance and resources are provided for use at the local level to help communities learn to accept... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
As wildfires burn across the western United States, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Ad Council launch new public service ads (PSAs) targeting homeowners and community members in fire-prone areas. The new PSAs represent the continuation of the Fire Adapted Communities initiative which raises awareness about the threat of wildfire... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Authored by: Hank Blackwell, Fire Adapted Community Ambassador The City of Austin and Travis County, Texas have jointly funded the creation of a (CWPP). The quote from the project description clearly supports the importance of the concepts of the Fire Adapted Communities program: “Travis County and the City of Austin... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
In light of recent and devastating wildfires throughout the country, more and more people are talking about becoming fire adapted. Listen to Molly Mowery, of the National Fire Protection Association, Sheryl Page, of the US Forest Service, and Vince Urbina, of the Colorado State Forest Service on KMTS radio while... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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FAC Coalition members Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) and Ready Set Go! are joining forces in Colorado to conduct a firefighter train-the-trainer workshop on February 22, 2013. Firefighters are increasingly being called upon to assess homes in wildfire-prone areas which makes this is a great opportunity for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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