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Our goal is to teach the homeowner how to live more safely in wildfire prone areas and provide current information to extension educators for use in their outreach programs. Specific goals include assembling, summarizing, developing and delivering educational materials related to:

  • Pre-fire actions that reduce the wildfire threat to homes and other property.
  • Homeowner actions when the wildfire threat is imminent, including information on evacuation and staying to defend your home.
  • Post-fire actions pertinent to homeowners and their property.
  • Social science aspects of implementing plans to reduce the wildfire threat to your home.
Relevant discipline areas include vegetation management, the fire resistance of building materials, extension education and social sciences.

(This group currently has 14 experts available to answer questions)

Questions asked to this group

WHO helps wildlife after wildfires?

Oregon has had a horrible year with wildfires but I haven't heard ANYTHING about the wildlife or who is looking after them or helping the animals. Can you tell me WHO? I don't have a lot of faith in ODFW, who normally just checks for licensing for fishing and hunting. I don't see them rescuing animals!

Clatsop County Oregon Posted 2 months ago

roof and wall air barrier/underlayment

I'm building a shed that has to be built of non-combustible materials. Concrete slab, fire treated studs and rafters, fire-treated plywood for wall and roof sheathing, HardiPlank siding and trim, asphalt shingles.
I would typically use Grace Ice and Water Shield on the roof sheathing under the asphalt shingles, and Tyvek on the wall sheathing under the HardiPlank. I need something like those to control water and air infiltration.
Both may be combustible, but are sandwiched between non-combustible materials.
Can I use those?
If not those, what can I use?
Thanks!

Norfolk County Massachusetts Posted about 1 year ago

Idea for reducing damage from wildfires

I have an idea on how to control wildfires and prevent much of the damage caused by unnatural fires. Where can i submit this idea and have it reviewed? Here is the basic concept http://fourthpower.weebly.com/fire-compass-project.html

Los Angeles County California wildfire Posted about 1 year ago

Attic Vents

Looking for Glenn Nader, U of C, Cooperative Ext, Yuba City, Ca Have info for him Re: attic vents & wildfire & evacuation Jack Norcross, SDFD

San Diego County California Posted over 3 years ago

new wildfire suppression system to protect residential and commercial property

I am developing a new wildfire suppression system to protect residences, residential neighboorhoods and commercial properties. Is there anyone in your organization who could help me find resourses to fund the conceptual design and prototype build? Also does your organiztion work with Berkley's Center for Fire Research and outreach? Do you know anyone in that organization who works on residential protection? Especially interested with UC Berklie's colaberation with their counterparts in Australia. Thank you in advance for any assistance or information you can give you.

Chittenden County Vermont surviving wildfire fundraising wildfire Posted over 4 years ago