FireWorks for the Northern California Oak Woodlands - M.3.4.B: Firewise Homes
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
Date Created: October 5, 2021

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Record Last Modified: October 22, 2021
FRAMES Record Number: 64551


Lesson 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 as they assess photos of wildland homes, make recommendations to the home owners, and justify their recommendations. Finally, they assess fire safety in a photo of a whole neighborhood.

Lesson Goal: Based on an understanding of wildland fire, students can assess how well homes and neighborhoods are protected from fire and recommend ways to improve their safety.


  • Students can assess the fire hazards on and around homes in wildland settings.
  • Students can assess the fire hazards in neighborhoods that are embedded in wildland settings.
  • Students can recommend steps to improve home and neighborhood safety.
  • Students can give reasons for their recommendations based on their understanding of fire and fuels.
Online Link(s):
M.3.4.B Firewise Homes (4.3 MB; docx)
M.3.4.B Firewise Homes 1 (3.4 MB; pptx)
M.3.4.B Firewise Homes 2 (1.9 MB; pptx)