• June 29, 2016
    There’s an old joke that Alaska, the largest state in the United States, was going to divide into three equal parts, thus making Texas the fourth largest state. Alaskans may be making a point in this example, but no one ... read more
  • Winter 2009
    The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center has the unique distinction of being the only facility capable of subjecting full-scale buildings to ember storm conditions like those experienced in an actual wildland fire. The facility is ... read more
  • June 29, 2016
    While local fire departments are becoming increasingly engaged in wildland-fire response, many personnel based in structural firefighting aren’t receiving the necessary training in wildland firefighting for an effective and—most importantly—safe response. You may call them grass fires, forest fires, swamp fires, ... read more