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    Fairfax, Va. – Testifying before a House Agriculture Committee panel, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) this week reaffirmed its strong support of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and urged the administration and Congress to address the increasing ... read more

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Wildland fire risk is one of the fastest growing problems in the United States due to development, climate and stressed vegetation. As this fire risk has increased so has the need for an efficient and effective response.

This section contains information on wildland-firefighting tactics, controlled/prescribed burns and actions that fire departments and other agencies are taking to prepare areas for possible wildfires.

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Wildland fire risk is one of the fastest growing problems in the United States due to development, climate and stressed vegetation. As this fire risk has increased so has the need for an efficient and effective response to wildland fire.

In this section:

  • Information on the equipment, air operations and fire-fighting tactics that are currently being used to combat wildland fires
  • Details on the actions that fire departments and other agencies are taking to try and prepare areas for possible wildfires
  • Information on controlled/prescribed burn programs where a controlled fire is started in a forest to burn away some of the debris on the ground that could fuel future wildland fires

Lessons Learned from Waldo Canyon

Creating Fire Adapted Communities: A Case Study from Colorado Springs and the Waldo Canyon Fire. Companion video to the Fire Adapted Communities Coalition's report, Lessons Learned from Waldo Canyon.

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