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What is the Relationship Between Deforestation and Forest Fires?

Jan 31, 2023

What is the relationship between deforestation and forest fires? Explore this question with expert guidance from the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA).

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10 Wildfire Facts for Kids

Jan 25, 2023

Did you know fires move faster when traveling uphill? Explore these interesting wildfire facts for kids from the experts at the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA).

A summary map of wildfire risk in the western half on US, based on FEMA's National Risk Index.

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Wildfire Risk Index Explained

Jan 18, 2023

FEMA has developed a wildfire risk index to help assess wildfire risk by area of the country. Learn about this index with expert guidance from the WFCA.

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Wildfire Mitigation Examples

Jan 10, 2023

Explore wildfire mitigation examples and detailed considerations to protect your home curated by the experts at the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA).

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Firefighting Planes: An In-Depth Guide

Jan 3, 2023

Explore the details behind the most popular firefighting planes used in the fire service. From the single engine air tanker to water scoopers to air attack planes.

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Home Ignition Zone Explained 

Dec 20, 2022

Learn the details and critical importance of the home ignition zone with this in-depth guidance from the experts at the Western Fire Chiefs Association.

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