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Tragedy in Arizona

Nineteen firefighters were killed on Sunday, June 30, 2014, while battling the Yarnell Hill fire near Prescott, AZ. It marks the deadliest day for firefighters since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Wildland Best Pratices GuideCommunity Wildfire Safety Through Regulation: A Best Practices Guide for Planners and Regulators (PDF, 4.2 MB)
Wildfire hazard is a growing threat to communities around the United States. In 2011, the National Interagency Fire Center reported nearly 75,000 wildfires in the U.S., the majority of which were a result of human activities. Preferences for second homes, suburban lifestyles, and the desire to live closer to nature have pushed populations into the "wildland-urban interface" (WUI) — areas with more vegetation, parks, and forests than their city center and older suburb counterparts. Living closer to nature offers many benefits, but all too often the risk of brush, grass, or forest fires gets overlooked. This guide is designed to help planners and local communities considering wildfire regulations to understand their options and implement a successful public process to adopt effective WUI tools that match local needs.


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