by David Calkin and Matt Thompson US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Human Dimensions Program. Missoula, MT. Risk management has evolved into one of the most discussed topics within wildfire organizations throughout the world. However, there remains considerable uncertainty around fundamental definitions and concepts of risk management and how it should be implemented at […]
The Cougar Creek Fire on Mt. Adams, Washington burned 53,500 acres in 2015. Photographer Jurgen Hess spent several days on the fire lines. This is his story with his photographs.
Learning the traditional Māori use of fire can help New Zealand fire managers understand fire use and improve fire protection as climates warm and dry.
Wildfire Environmental USA Inc. and WATERAX are now officially operating as one. The company will continue operating in the United States as WATERAX Corporation, with our head office located in Vancouver, WA. Together, the companies will be working as one team, with one purpose – to help wildland firefighters move water with force, in the […]
A review of CoreLogic’s “Wildfire Hazard Risk Report, 2015
Residential Wildfire Exposure Estimates for the Western United States,” on risks and hazards in the WUI that predicts increasing loss of homes and structures in the interface. These were the losses witnessed this summer — and it may be going from bad to worse.
This October, the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC) focuses on “Fire of the Past, Fires in Future” and seeks to prevent disasters by sharing fire management models, science and practices.
A “Students of Fire” update from Alberta, where firefighters joined together to manage one of the many “United Nations” of fires this summer.
A nurse who focuses on firefighter injuries, Hotshot crews, and first-responder helitack firefighters receive Wildfire Emergency Medical Service Awards
Flipping from “top-down” to a community-based approach to fill the gap between the concept and practice of “shared responsibility”
How research has helped to understand what is in the smoke of rural/urban interface fires.