The Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists and the Association for Fire Ecology are hosting a conference October 8‐10, 2013 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in downtown Roanoke, Virginia.
Wildland Fire in the Appalachians: Discussions Among Managers and Scientists is designed for anyone with an interest in wildland fire in the Appalachian region, and promises to be unique in its approach to sharing information.
The Fire Adapted Communities Coalition recently published their first brochure titled: An Introduction to Fire Adapted Communities. This brochure provides an overview of fire adapted community concepts, such as protecting and preparing your home from wildfires, engaging with your fire department about wildfire, and getting involved with various wildfire preparedness programs and tools.
Learn what it takes to make your community fire adapted!
Written Public Testimony from Members of the Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus was submitted to the House Committee on AppropriationsSubcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on April 25, 2013, and the Senate Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on May 6, 2013.
The federal government’s firefighters are exploring the use of small remote-controlled drones with infrared cameras that could map a fire’s size and speed, and identify hot spots, a particular danger. The drones would supplement and perhaps replace manned surveillance aircraft, potentially reducing the risk to both pilots and firefighters.
A wildfire that began Tuesday afternoon in Wisconsin consumed 8,131 acres, destroyed 17 homes and forced dozens of people to evacuate before firefighters contained it late Wednesday evening. The fire was one of the worst to strike northern Wisconsin in three decades.
Last week Colorado residents participants were part of a pilot program called Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service. Hundreds of volunteers pitched in to work with a variety of organizations and governmental agencies on
Which mulch is the right mulch? Research on mulch and fire can help you decide. There are many choices to use to beautify your landscaping. There are wood chips, pine bark, pine needles, shredded rubber and more. But which one is the safest?
The weather is turning warmer and many people are venturing outside to enjoy the great outdoors. Now is the perfect time to remind campers, home improvement do-it-yourselfers and outdoor recreationists how important it is to be safe with fire.
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