Doing the little things makes a difference in wildfire safety
Posted: May 11, 2020
Learn about simple and low-cost actions that homeowners can take to protect their homes from wildfire.
Addressing wildland fire challenges
Posted: April 21, 2020
The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy helps local fire departments and residents in wildfire-prone regions to create cities and neighborhoods that can survive wildfire events.
Lessons learned at healthcare facilities from recent wildfires
Posted: March 12, 2020
Real-life experiences from the 2017 and 2019 wildfire response in Colorado and California focusing on evacuation, patient tracking, managing planned power shutoffs and planning for the future.
A look at the health impact of wildland fire smoke exposure
Posted: Feb. 27, 2020
Exposure to wildfire smoke may cause more long-term health problems for wildland firefighters than originally thought.
WUI fire evacuations: how national address point data helps
Posted: Feb. 24, 2020
Learn how a national address point database can be of value to incident commanders and emergency managers during wildfire evacuations.
Hospital evacuation challenges during a wildfire
Posted: Nov. 14, 2019
Hospital leadership at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa, California, share their personal and professional experiences on hospital evacuation during the Tubbs Fire.
Evaluating potential exposure of homes to wildfire in 2019
Posted: Oct. 24, 2019
The 2019 Wildfire Risk Report found that over 775,000 homes are at extreme risk of wildfire damage in the western United States.
Free mapping data can assist in planning for evacuations
Posted: Aug. 29, 2019
Free data for small towns looking to develop disaster evacuation plans or improve infrastructure.
Mitigating wildfire vulnerability: one community's success story
Posted: July 16, 2019
Learn how the Montecito Fire Protection District used a socio-ecological mitigation approach to successfully fight the Thomas Fire.
NIST camera shows 360-degree view of fires
Posted: June 27, 2019
This new technology is a significant step to communicate the challenges in understanding wildfires and the risks they present.
Wildland Urban Interface Chief's Guide
Posted: April 4, 2019
This guide walks fire chiefs and other officials through wildfire planning using the four phases of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
Working with youth groups to reduce community wildfire risk
Posted: March 7, 2019
Community wildfire risk reduction is more effective when the whole community is involved. Getting homeowners, civic groups and religious institutions involved goes a long way, but another audience that can be rewarding to work with is youth groups.
Mendocino Complex Fire after action review and lessons learned
Posted: Feb. 28, 2019
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S Forest Service and the Los Angeles Fire Department published a joint paper on last year's Mendocino Complex Fire, discussing openly the multitude of problems facing teams assigned to the incident.
How one homeowner saved his house from the Carr Fire
Posted: Nov. 29, 2018
Learn about wildfire mitigation measures one California homeowner took during construction and maintained over the years to make his home fire-resilient.
Wildland firefighting safe separation distances
Posted: May 10, 2018
A recent research study indicates that firefighters may want to consider slight increases in separation distances over and above what current models recommend.
Wildland fire operations and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group
Posted: Sept. 19, 2017
Learn how the National Wildfire Coordinating Group promotes interoperable wildland fire operations and works to ensure an efficient, effective and safe response to wildland fires.
Engaging homeowners in wildfire risk mitigation: Which approaches work best?
Posted: Sept. 14, 2017
Fire agencies use many methods of information dissemination, as well as regulatory approaches, to promote mitigation in the wildland urban interface on private property. This article presents research findings on which work the best.
Who are you going to call? The National Wildfire Response System
Posted: Sept. 12, 2017
Find out how the National Wildfire Response System supports local communities with resources during major wildfires.
Wildland firefighting and the NIFC
Posted: Aug. 11, 2017
Learn about the role that the National Interagency Fire Center plays in wildland firefighting and keeping firefighters safe.