FireWorks for the Northern Rocky Mountains and Northern Cascades - E16: Homes in the Forest: An Introduction to Firewise Practices
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
Date Created: February 8, 2018

Cataloging Information

  • fire preparedness
  • Firewise
  • home ignitability
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Record Last Modified: February 17, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 25739


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)