Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - E15: Homes in the Forest: An Introduction to “Firewise ” Practices
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Eva Masin
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
Date Created: June 29, 2017
Ongoing

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
Firewise; home defense zone
Topic(s):
Fire Prevention; Hazard and Risk; Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)
Region(s):
Partner Site(s):
Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 14, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24535

Description

Overview: Students use their knowledge about vegetation, fuels, and fire behavior to develop some rules that can help people protect their homes from wildland fire. Then they apply their rules by assessing photos of wildland homes, asking how “firewise” they are, make recommendations to the home owners, and justify their recommendations.

Goal: Based on an understanding of wildland fire, students can assess how well homes are protected from fire and recommend ways to improve their protection.

Objectives: Given a list and/or images of things that homeowners can do to protect their homes from wildfire:

  • Students can assess the hazards on and around homes in wildland settings.
  • Students can recommend steps to improve their protection from wildland fire.
  • Students can give reasons for their recommendations.
Online Link(s):
E15-1: Firewise Homes (1.32 MB; ppt)
Handout E15-1 (207 KB; pdf)
Handout E15-2 (291 KB; pdf)