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Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Date Created: February 8, 2018
Ongoing
Author(s):
  • FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Courtney A. Johnson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program

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, ask 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: Students can:

  • assess the fire hazards on and around homes in wildland settings.
  • recommend steps to improve their protection from wildland fire.
  • give reasons for their recommendations based on their understanding of wildland fire.
Online Link(s):
Handout E16-1 (207 KB; pdf)
Handout E16-2 (291 KB; pdf)

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Keywords:
  • fire preparedness
  • Firewise
  • home ignitability
Record Last Modified:
Record Maintained By: FRAMES Staff (https://www.frames.gov/contact)
FRAMES Record Number: 25739