Before Wildfire Strikes: A Handbook for Homeowners and Communities in Southwest Oregon

Kara Baylog and Max Bennett
EM 9131 | Published December 2015, Reviewed 2019


This is a manual that helps homeowners and neighborhoods prepare their areas and their homes for wildfire. A fire-adapted community is a community located in a fire-prone area that requires little assistance from firefighters during a wildfire. Residents of these communities accept responsibility for living in a high fire-hazard area. They possess the knowledge and skills to prepare their homes and property to survive wildfire; evacuate early, safely and effectively; and survive, if trapped by wildfire.

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