Written by Ryan Anderson, WA FAC LN Executive Director
White House Forum on Smart Finance for Disaster Resilience slideAt the end of July, 2016, I received an invitation to attend the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Forum on Smart Finance for Disaster Resilience. The meeting highlighted innovative ways that states, local communities, and the private sector are investing in disaster resilience.
Written by Alison Green, Project Wildfire
Editor’s note: The original version of this post was written for the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network and can be found at fireadaptednetwork.org
Building a sustainable cadre of stakeholders who can effectively and eagerly communicate messages about preparedness poses a constant challenge. For those working on becoming more fire adapted, having local capacity is vital to accomplishing work on the ground.
Submitted by karakarboskion Wed, 07/13/2016 – 7:45pmFire Adapted Community Roles: Are We Being Homeowners or Neighbors?Written by Andrea Ely, Yakima County Fire Marshall’s OfficeIn June of 2015, I had the pleasure of meeting a homeowner in a most surprisingly inopportune way. Most of the homeowners I meet are through the usual fire prevention strategies: group […]
Submitted by karakarboskion Wed, 07/06/2016 – 4:11pmMaking an Impact Through Hands-On LearningWritten by Ashley Lara, Jackson County Fire District 3Editor’s note: The original verison of this post was written for the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network and can be found at fireadaptednetwork.orgOkay, let’s get real. In today’s society, how am I supposed to gain any […]
Submitted by karakarboskion Tue, 06/28/2016 – 9:28pmXeriscape or BustBy Linda Prado, Lincoln County Conservation DistrictMy first day as an intern and I’m already hitting the ground running- literally, as my new boss, Val, and I make our way through town to get to the community garden. Ok, not literally. We’re actually just walking. While we’re […]
Submitted by karakarboskion Wed, 06/15/2016 – 3:55pmConstructing a Fire Adapted Methow: Builders’ WorkshopWritten by Kirsten Cook, Okanogan Conservation DistrictThe heart of our communities is in our homes. The more fire-resistant those homes are, the more resilient we can be as individuals and as neighborhoods. The Methow Valley has a diverse housing stock, from mansions to […]
How a Homeowner Association Successfully Developed into a Fire Adapted Community: Ways to get H.O.A. members involved with community projects
Submitted by karakarboskion Wed, 06/08/2016 – 11:00pmHow a Homeowner Association Successfully Developed into a Fire Adapted Community: Ways to get H.O.A. members involved with community projectsWritten by Dan Holman, Flowery Trail Community AssociationA challenge for Homeowner Associations is getting membership involvement in projects that benefit all members. This was an issue for Flowery Trail Community […]
Submitted by karakarboskion Wed, 06/01/2016 – 12:53amUsing Social Media to Engage Your Community Around FACWritten by Emily Troisi, Fire Adapted Communities Learning NetworkEditor’s note: The original verison of this post was written for the Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) Learning Network and can be found at fireadaptednetwork.orgSocial media. It sometimes feels like it is something everyone is […]
Submitted by karakarboskion Wed, 05/25/2016 – 3:57pmBalancing Snowy Winters with Fire Adapted SummersWritten by Val Vissia, Lincoln County Conservation DistrictPicking peppers and tomatoes in the first part of July? What? That never happens, not even as a kid growing up in Southern Idaho where our growing seasons really did start in May and would last […]
Submitted by karakarboskion Tue, 05/17/2016 – 11:52pmNational Fire Networks Meeting Emphasizes Partnerships and Fire Adapted EcologyWritten by Ryan Anderson, WA FAC LN Executive DirectorDuring the week of April 25th through the 29th, I travelled to the annual workshop of the Fire Learning Network, the National Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network and the Indigenous Peoples Burning […]