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.