If you didn’t have a chance to follow our very successful 2021 Wildfire Advent Calendar, here is the full list:
- How do wildfires get their names?
Learn how wildfires are named in California.
- Fire tornadoes
See the drama of how large fires create their own weather events.
- Wildfire, it affects EVERYONE
Understand the staggering impact of wildfires.
- Don’t inhale!
Even an N95 mask isn’t adequate protection from wildfire smoke.
- “My God, it’s so simple!”
The basics of “hardening” your house against wildfire.
- Change the odds, save your house
Discover the two main steps to protecting your urban house against wildfire.
- Don’t drone near a wildfire
Find out how unauthorized drones near a wildfire threaten lives.
- How do you fight a wildfire?
Learn the basic strategy of wildfire fighting.
- Do not hesitate, evacuate early!
There are many benefits to leaving early.
- Who causes more wildfires? Humans vs Nature!
The data for Smokey the Bear’s admonition are pretty compelling.
- Community programs: Firewise and CERT
Two national programs that you can work with in your own community.
- The 5 phases of disaster management
The framework professionals use to organize their thoughts and actions.
- How are wildfires measured?
Understand how do scientists and professional talk about the size of a fire.
- Can Mary get arrested?
Learn what different evacuation orders really mean.
- It ain’t over till it’s over
The effects of a wildfire can linger long after the flames are out.
- 17,325 gardens and a scrapie thingie
Fighting a wildfire takes a lot of people and a lot of hard physical work.
- Embers happen!
Understand what your concerns should be when there’s a wildfire in your area.
- Prescription Rx for our forests?
Prescribed burns are both an old and a new approach to forest management.
- Wildfires run faster
See the data for your chances of outrunning a wildfire.
- Getting Ready to Evacuate
Get clear on what your priorities should be when you might have to evacuate because of a wildfire.
- When in doubt, throw it out!
Learn some things about evacuating that you might not have thought about.
- Your greatest asset
The people around you are likely to be the most important to you in getting through a wildfire.
- Please help us to set some fires!
We need your support to develop a new approach to helping communities to prepare for wildfire.
- Wildfire tribute
A salute to all the people who help get us through wildfires.