The View From Here, a special one page edition of the newsletter that links to a series of essays on a common theme: How and why we must alter some of our most ingrained practices and perspectives.
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Yale Environment 360
Scientists are tracking an increase in a little-known phenomenon in which intense wildfires can spawn their own thunderstorms, known as pyroCbs. Lightning from these storms can spark additional blazes far away and send plumes of smoke and aerosols into the stratosphere.
How we talk about things matters. This paper is a multidisciplinary attempt to come to a shared terminology to support more effective knowledge transfer. The authors propose a seven-category fire classification scale based on fire behavior and capacity of control (which have corresponding social implications and outcomes), and that the lower categories be considered “normal fires” and the higher ones, “extreme wildfire events.”Continue Reading
This revision updates the information for ground ignition equipment standards, including additional details for new equipment and manufacturer points of contact. Its use applies to wildland and prescribed fire operations by federal, state, and local agencies.
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Recovery Insights from Santa Rosa, California’s Manager
International City/County Manager Association: Public Management (PM) Magazine
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State Farm is providing funding to NFPA for the Preparedness Day event and a portion will be awarded to 150 neighborhood wildfire risk reduction projects. Reducing fuel for fires around vulnerable homes. Meeting and talking with firefighters about community preparedness plans. Helping seniors with home improvement projects to resist embers. All of these activities and more are anticipated as up to 150 projects will be awarded funds to help reduce risk of wildfire.Continue Reading
The Fire Compendium compiles articles published in the Natural Areas Journal from 2010 to 2017 and is a supplement to the NAA Fire Compendium that was compiled in 2010 for articles published from 1983 to 2009 – also accessible on the NAA website.Continue Reading
- The Southern Fire Exchange has been fortunate to work with the team from the Los Alamos National Lab on several events tied to the FIRETEC fire model.
- Click here to check out some of the FIRETEC prescribedfire ignition simulations
- Click here to check the SFE FIRETEC webinar from 2017
Insurer-funded study counters objections from states and builders. While safety groups urge tougher protections as wildfires get worse.