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PBS: Glossary Of Common Fire Terms
Public Broadcasting Service feature on its documentary called Fire Wars includes this glossary of common wildfire terms. 2002
Industry Information

GBA: California Fire Damage to Homes is Less Random Than It Seems
Green Building Advisor says firefighters and researchers alike have a pretty solid understanding of why some houses are more vulnerable to wildfire than others. The real challenge ultimately lies in whether those with the power to act on that knowledge will do so.
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FACLN: US Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network works with communities across the US to create a more wildfire-resilient future. A fire adapted community consists of informed and prepared citizens collaboratively planning and taking action to safely co-exist with wildland fire.
Information Sources

BC Gov: Resource Site On Wilidfires
BC Ministry Of Forests & Ranges Protecion Branch provides information and resources for wildfire prevention, safety, fire fighting, local regulations, current conditions, and sources of more information.

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network: Wildfire Resources
US Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network provides resources for best practices and innovations in fire adaptation concepts.

NFPA: Firewise USA® program
National Fire Protection Association's Firewise USA® program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses.
Issues & Performance

University Of Arizona: Soil Erosion Control After Wildfire
University of Arizona site explains how a serious threat after a fire can be created from soil erosion caused by hydrophobic soils, and gives info about various control techniques. (PDF)

BC Gov: Current Wildfire Situations & News
BC Ministry of Forests & Range, Protection Branch, provides information on current fire situations, bans & restrictions, historical data, maps, photos, contacts & links to other agencies involved in wildfire emergencies, and any other fire information.

Dovetail: Fire Adapted Communities: Nationwide Efforts & Community-Based Tools
Dovetail report Fire Adapted Communities: Nationwide Efforts and Community-Based Tools guides wildland-urban interface communities in addressing wildfire risks. Its approaches include wildfire education, planning, community partnership-building and hands-on activities designed to provide wildland-urban interface citizens with the necessary knowledge, tools and motivation to prepare their communities for inevitable wildfires. (PDF)

Firesmart: Communities Taking Action For Wildfires
Partners In Protection and Firesmart supply case studies of seven communities that have minimized the risk to wildfire. (PDF)

Firewise: Online Video On Preventing Home Ignitions From Wildfire`
National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Protection Program online video explains how houses burn in a wildfire situation and how to keep them from catching fire.

Partners In Protection: Online Home Hazard Assessment For Wildfires
Canadian Partners In Protection provides online wildfire hazard assessment forms for structure & site hazard assessment, and area hazard assessment. (PDF)

Technical Safety BC: Gas & Electrical Equipment Safety In Wildfires
Technical Safety BC reminds homeowners and businesses to take precautions with gas and electrical appliances if fire, evacuation, or loss of power due to fire is expected.
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