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Title

Protecting residences from wildfires: a guide for homeowners, lawmakers, and planners
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Howard E. Moore
Publication Year: 1981

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • building material
  • fire hazard reduction
  • insurance
  • residential water supply
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 10838

Description

This guide, based on a literature review and personal contacts, offers recommendations and standards for procedures in reducing losses of residences from wildfires. Possible solutions to the problem of fire protection are discussed in the broad areas of land-use planning and zoning, property development, structural design and construction, landscaping, accessories, occupant activities, and financial incentives. The problem of reducing fire losses in undeveloped areas is also discussed and solutions proposed. The guide is intended for homeowners, lawmakers, and members of the building, planning, and financial communities.

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Citation:
Moore, Howard E. 1981. Protecting residences from wildfires: a guide for homeowners, lawmakers, and planners. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-050. Berkeley, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 44 p.