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Before the Fire: Resilience Projects

BUILDING RESILIENCE BEFORE DISASTER STRIKES

Our BEFORE THE FIRE programs are grounded in the belief that RESILIENCE against fire is the best way to MITIGATE fire risk & RECOVER better.

There is much work to be done to build strong models and innovative tools for ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL and COMMUNITY resilience. 

Current Projects

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Reducing risks and promoting forest health on private forested land

North Bay Forest Improvement Program

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Promoting vegetation management for resilience

Building Fire Resilience in California's Coast Range Forests and Grasslands

Newsfeed

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North Bay Area’s Two New Firefighter Workforce Training Programs May Create More Promising Career Pathways for Future Firefighters

by Emily Irving After a downward surge of projected careers in the firefighting industry, there is a dire need to bring in a new generation of future firefighters. But with…

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The wildfire firefighting workforce: Is there a scarcity of trained firefighters to meet current needs?

by Emily Irving It is a worry some may not want to think about. The 2021 fire season has already led to three of the largest California wildfires on record.…

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National Preparedness Month: Creating Defensible Space

Defensible space diagram by CALFIRE With the increase in fires in the West, chances are a wildfire may come near your home. It is your responsibility to prepare and maintain…

Colorado Wildland Fire Conference

After the Fire to Make Presentation at the 2021 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference

Molly Curley O’Brien After the Fire is proud to participate in the 2021 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Grand Junction, Colorado the week of September 20-23. This year’s event will…

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National Preparedness Month: Assemble Your Go Bag

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit…