Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - M20: 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: July 25, 2017
Ongoing

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
home defense zone; preparedness
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: 24561

Description

Overview: In this activity the class uses their knowledge of vegetation, fuels, and fire behavior to develop guidelines for protecting homes from wildland fire. Students assess the safety of photos of wildland homes and make recommendations for home owners.

Goal: To increase students skill in applying their knowledge of wildland fire to figuring out how to protect homes from fire.

Objective:

  • Students will develop guidelines for protecting homes from wildfire.
  • Students can assess the hazards on and around homes in wildland settings.
  • Students can recommend steps to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to homes.
Online Link(s):
Handout M20-1 (424 KB; pdf)
Handout M20-2 (345 KB; pdf)
M20-1: Firewise Homes (1.32 MB; ppt)