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Community-Focused Mitigation Programs and Resources: Interview with Chris Barth

Chris Barth, fire mitigation and education specialist with the Bureau of Land Management, discusses community resources for wildfire risk mitigation. Read more... 
 

Key Principles Behind Utah’s New Wildfire Policy: Engaging Municipalities and Distributing Risk

After three years of collaborative efforts, Utah’s 2016 legislature unanimously passed a comprehensive wildland fire policy. Read more...

Resources

  • 150 grants available for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Apply by March 3!
     
  • Check out these winter pile burning tips and tricks from FAC Net members.
     
  • Facebook has expanded its "Safety Check" program to include a new feature called "Community Help." Learn more in this 1-minute video
     
  • Salt Lake City Emergency Management developed a video series on how to stock a 96-hour emergency kit both in Spanish and English... and they managed to get across each message in less than 30 seconds!

Putting a face to FAC: a "day in the life" interview with FAC Net member Jerry McAdams. Photo credit: Ron Johnson, Boise Fire Department.
Two-part blog series. Photo credits (L to R): Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and DJ Spiess, www.fermentarium.com. 

In the News

FireWise of Southwest Colorado was quoted in this wildfire risk modeling article: Dolores River Basin Analyzed for Fire Risk, Cortez Journal, 1/17/17.

Mitigation progress in North Carolina: Getting Firewise: Mountain Homeowners, Volunteers Work to Protect Property, McDowell News, 2/6/17.

Austin Fire Department's advances a city-wide WUI code and residential mitigation: 1 in 4 Austin Homes at Risk of WildfireCBS Austin, 2/7/17.

Member Corner

Three FAC Net members were named as 2017 Wildfire Mitigation awardees! Great work FireWise of Southwest Colorado, Santa Fe Fire Department Wildland Fire Division and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands!

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