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Professional wildfire mitigation competency: a potential policy gap

Year of Publication
2022
Publication Type

Studies show that effective strategies to mitigate the risk of structural damage in wildfires include defensible spaces and home hardening. Structures in the western United States are especially at risk. Several jurisdictions have adopted codes that require implementation of these strategies.

Places where wildfire potential and social vulnerability coincide in the coterminous United States

Year of Publication
2016
Publication Type

The hazards-of-place model posits that vulnerability to environmental hazards depends on both biophysical and social factors. Biophysical factors determine where wildfire potential is elevated, whereas social factors determine where and how people are affected by wildfire. We evaluated place vulnerability to wildfire hazards in the coterminous US.