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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.
Tall Timbers Tallahassee, FL
Applications are now open for the 2019 Women-in-Fire Training Exchange (WTREX)! The WTREX will be held at the Tall Timbers Research Station just outside of Tallahassee, Florida, from March 18-29, 2019. We welcome applicants of all genders, nationalities, and levels of fire experience!
The SERDP FY 2020 solicitation was recently released. Researchers from Federal organizations, universities, and private industry can apply for SERDP funding via the appropriate solicitation below. All submissions must be in response to a Statement of Need (SON) associated with the solicitation.Continue Reading
The Quick Response program is a National Science Foundation-supported program that provides small grants to help eligible researchers travel to disaster-stricken areas to collect perishable data. The program promotes social science and interdisciplinary innovation in disaster research and prioritizes novel areas of study that require the collection of ephemeral data. Graduate students and researchers new to the field are encouraged to apply.
From September 24 to October 8, proposals to collect data related to Hurricane Florence will be collected. All proposals will be evaluated simultaneously at the close of this window. Notification of funding decisions will be made by October 16, 2018.Continue Reading
The Conversation Academic rigor, journalistic flair
This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Yellowstone fires – massive blazes that affected about 1.2 million acres in and around Yellowstone National Park. Their size and severity surprised scientists, managers and the public and received heavy media coverage. Many news reports proclaimed that Yellowstone was destroyed, but nothing was further from the truth.