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Title

Wildfire mitigation through home assessments-compliments of your local volunteer fire department
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Lori Shirley
Publication Year: 2018

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • defensible space
  • fire mitigation
  • firefighters
  • home assessment
  • home ignition zone
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Record Last Modified: June 19, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58060

Description

Wildfire mitigation can improve the chances of a home surviving a wildfire. Research has shown that one of the most important sources of information that prompts residents in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) to take action to reduce their wildfire risks is guidance from local fire departments and county wildfire specialists (Miller 2013). Volunteer firefighters make up 70 percent of the U.S. fire service (Haynes and Stein 2017), so they play an essential role in educating communities about how to make their homes and personal property ready before the next wildfire strikes.

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Citation:
Shirley, Lori. 2018. Wildfire mitigation through home assessments-compliments of your local volunteer fire department. Fire Management Today 76(4):27-29.