Wildfire: preventing home ignitions
Media Type: Video
  • Jack D. Cohen
    US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Richard Schneider
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Date: 2008

Cataloging Information

  • HIZ - home ignition zone
  • public awareness
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Record Last Modified: September 23, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58573


Wildfire! Preventing Home Ignitions is a 19-minute video available from the Rocky Mountain Research Station. This program tells you how a wildfire can ignite your home. A 'home ignition zone,' the area that includes a home and its immediate surroundings, determines a home's ignition resistance during a severe wildfire. Some of the areas covered are: how the combustion process causes home ignitions; how some homes are destroyed while others survive; and how your most effective home protection efforts can occur within the 'home ignition zone'.

Recording Length: 0:51:36
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