Tag Archives: Community Risk Reduction

Oregon Controlled Burns: Can More Fires Create Less Smoke?

Roughly 165,000 acres a year have been treated with controlled burns   \ By KATE WILIAMS, The Oregonian/OregonLive About 30 members of the crew stood in the morning still of the forest as Katie Sauerbrey laid out the plans for ...

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Report: Homes in Fire-Prone Areas Hike Firefighting Costs

Study looks at population growth near Montana forests     By DAVID ERICKSON, Missoulian MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Rapid population growth and the desire to live near forests means new housing in western Montana is being built in wildfire-prone areas, ...

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Flagstaff Continues Forest Thinning Project

Project covers over 50 square miles     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The next phase of a forest thinning project on Flagstaff’s northwest side is expected to begin in the coming week and continue into late September. The Arizona Daily ...

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Goats to the Rescue in Portugal

Government using goats to help prevent wildfires     By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press MOITA DA GUERRA, Portugal (AP) — Unaware that time is short, more than 200 brown-and-white goats slowly munch their way through the thick undergrowth that covers ...

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Fire Sprinkler Systems: Protecting Structures from Firebrands

There is still much that can be done to prevent buildings from burning to the ground     “There were a total of 5.5 million acres burned by wildfires in 2016. On May 1 of that year, a wildfire broke ...

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Arizona Governor Warns of Difficult Fire Season

Requests double funding for fire prevention   By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s governor issued an outlook Thursday for an especially difficult wildfire season because of record dry winter conditions. Flanked by forest and fire officials and ...

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Eating Away a Threat

Goats help mitigate wildland understory to reduce fire severity   A herd of 300 goats is being used by South Metro (CO) Fire Rescue and the city of Castle Pines to mitigate landscape infrastructure around three neighborhoods. (Photos courtesy of ...

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Arizona Governor Seeks More Money in Wildfire Prevention Efforts

Request for funding to remove fuels raised to $2M   PHOENIX (AP) — An exceptionally dry winter has prompted Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to ask the Legislature to boost funding for fire prevention efforts in the coming budget year. Ducey’s ...

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2018 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Grants

Projects include community clean-up days, fire prevention workshops     United States Fire Administration State Farm and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are again providing grant funding to support community wildfire risk reduction projects for this year’s Wildfire Community ...

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California Wildfires Prompt Tougher Rules for Utilities

New state rules concentrate on areas of higher fire risk     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Devastating California wildfires this year — and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change — prompted regulators Thursday to toughen ...

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