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Surviving Wildfire by Every year wildfire destroys thousands of homes, devastates countless lives and burns millions of acres. And every year people who have lost everything say, "We didn't think it would happen to us. If only we'd been better prepared."
What you do before wildfire strikes could save your home. What you do during a wildfire could save your life. And if your home is damaged or destroyed, what you do now will make it much easier to put your life back together.
Call Number: TH9445.D9 .M37 2012
Publication Date: 2013-01-20
Firewise: Community Solutions to a National Problem by This book describes the nature of the hazard of wildfire and defines the wildland/urban interface. More importantly, it outlines what you can do to protect yourself, your family, your property and your community from this natural hazard.
Call Number: SD421.3 .F57 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Developing a Cooperative Approach to Wildfire Protection by Fires in the wildland/urban interface are unique. They challenge both structural and wildland fire fighters, who are trained and equipped differently. Addressing the fire problems of the wildland/urban interface requires a community and interagency understanding of all resource management challenges associated with urban growth.
Call Number: SD421.3 .D482 1997
Publication Date: 1997
FireSmart: Protecting Your Community from Wildfire by This guide provides practical tools and information for use by interface residents, municipal officials, land use planners, structural and wildland firefighters, and industries that operate in the wildland/urban interface. Primary topics include a description of interface issues, evaluation of interface hazards, mitigation strategies and techniques, community education programs, and regional planning solutions.
Call Number: SD421.34.C2 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Wildfire and Community by Wildfires represent a growing threat to environments, to people, communities, and to societies worldwide, particularly in the United States, Southern Europe, and Australia. Recognition of this growing risk has highlighted a need to develop people's capacity to adapt to annually occurring events that could increase in frequency and severity over the coming years and decades. The goal of ensuring sustained levels of protective measures in communities susceptible to wildfire hazard consequences has proved to be elusive. This book examines why this is so and identifies ways in which sustained levels of preparedness can be facilitated. Major topics include: wildfire preparedness and resiliency in community contexts; socially disastrous landscape fires in southeastern Australia; landscape typology of residential wildfire risk; proactive human response to wildfires outbreak; forest fires in wildland-urban interface, wildfire risk management; “stay or go” policy in the line of fire; social dimensions of forest fire; the influence of community diversity; evaluating a community engagement initiative; response to fire threats; social media and resiliency; and building on lessons learned. Additional information includes the landscape fires in southeastern Australia, wildfire risk management in Portugal; fire preparedness in Greece, Cyprus, and the Pine Barrens in the northeastern United States. The findings of research programs being conducted in the United States, Australia, Europe, India and South America are presented. The book includes case studies on the analysis and proposed actions of the wildland-urban interface being faced by Central Chile and South America. This book will provide a comprehensive and systematic review of the wildfire preparedness research and its application to the development of risk communications and public education programs.
Call Number: SD421.34.A8 .W55 2012
Publication Date: 2012-12-14
Prevention and Protection Resources on the Web
MRSC - Wildfire Prevention: The Wildland/Urban Interface
"This page provides links to useful information resources on wildfire prevention. The federal and state governments require that each county prepare an all hazard mitigation plan. Wildfire is one of the items included. Community wildfire prevention plans are not required, but most communities with identified wildfire hazards have orare preparing plans.The Community Wildfire Prevention Plan Handbook (CWPPHB) provides a guide for the preparation of wildfire prevention community plans. The Washington Department of Natural Resources has identified 199 communities in 34 counties at greatest risk to wildland fire (as of 2010), based on criteria in the wildfire hazard severity analysis developed by the National Fire Protection Association." -- MRSC Website
National Interagency Fire Center
"Protecting Your Home from a Wildland Fire: Every year many families unnecessarily lose their homes and possessions to wildland fire. These losses can be minimized if homeowners take the time to become aware of safety measures to help protect their homes and complete some effective actions." -- National Interagency Website