Tag Archives: Community Risk Reduction

Firefighters Defend Alaska Neighborhood

Fire crews create defendable spaces in Eagle River       Alaska Dispatch News – Firefighters from the Pioneer Peak hotshot crew thin the forest around an Eagle River subdivision.

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Longer and Longer

As our weather patterns and climate grow more erratic, fire seasons will become more difficult to predict Shannan Mills | FireRescue Magazine, Volume 12 Issue 3 This year, we saw a rise in intense wildfires across the United States and ...

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Did Building Codes Contribute to Tennessee Wildfire Damage?

County commissioners doubt new codes could have lessened wildfire damage   JIM GAINES, Knoxville News-Sentinel Several Sevier County commissioners said last week they doubted any construction standards would have mitigated loss from a fire as big and fast-moving as the ...

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University Professor Predicted Gatlinburg Wildfire for Years

UT professor spent years presenting on the fuel and the WUI   ADAM TAMBURIN, Knoxville News-Sentinel When flames ripped through the Great Smoky Mountains and engulfed hotels and houses in and around Gatlinburg, it caught many people by surprise. But ...

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Think Ahead or Fall Behind

Preplanning for your community’s needs   SETH BARKER | From the March 2016 Issue of FireRescue Magazine Community is defined as a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. It is safe ...

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