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Nine Fact Sheets That Will Make Your Job Easier: NFPA Resources about Wildfire-Resilient Homes
By: Cathy Prudhomme, National Fire Protection Association
Topic: Defensible Space / FirewiseIgnition-Resistant Home Construction
Type: Tools / Resources
Published Jan 24, 2019 12:00 am by Cathy Prudhomme, National Fire Protection Association
We often encounter an unspoken expectation from residents that folks in the wildfire resilience field have attained an all-encompassing level of expertise regarding “all things wildfire.” Public inquiries run the gamut from the easy and routine to answer, to those that require a cursory internet search, to questions that are completely outside most everyone’s knowledge base, even wildfire practitioners.
To assist in responding to the wide range of residents’ informational needs, you probably have a virtual or physical toolbox that you’ve created over the years — the one chock-full of the latest and greatest resources. The one that prepares you for every possible encounter and ensures you are well equipped for even the most challenging of questions. Then one day it happens; you are blindsided by an obscure inquiry that leaves you empty-handed, with nothing to give that individual who assumed that you knew everything there was to know about wildfire.… (click to cont)
Fire Has a Role Program
Attached is the information for a new campaign from Prescott National Forest. Watch here and on our Facebook page for more information, brochures and other materials.
Arizona Cooperative Extension Bulletins
Creating defensible space around your home is one of the most important and effective steps you can take to protect you, your family, and your home from catastrophic wildfire. Defensible space is the area between a structure and an oncoming wildfire (or between a burning structure and wildland vegetation) where nearby vegetation has been modified to reduce a wildfire’s intensity and ability to spread.
NFPA Fire Break Newsletters
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Arizona State Forestry Bulletins
There are two main reasons for removing pine needles and other dead vegetative materials which accumulate on the forest floor. One is to prevent the spread of a possible destructive fire; the other is to improve aesthetics, which is a matter of personal preference. Learn best practices for our urban/wildland interface.
Drones Can Endanger Firefighting Efforts
Forest Services says, Drones near wildfires are not safe. If you fly, we can't!
Flying drones or UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) within or near wildfires without permission could cause injury or death to firefighters and hamper their ability to protect lives, property, and natural cultural resources.
Fire managers may suspend aerial firefighting until unauthorized UAS leave the area, allowing wildfire to grow larger.
Contact your nearest land management agency office to learn more abut UAS and public lands.