Understanding the Wildfire Threat to Homes

This online learning module is an overview of fire history, fire basics, and how homes burn. It's an excellent resource for residents and other stakeholders that are pursuing knowledge on the basics of how wildfires ignite homes and the actions that can be implemented to make homes safer. The module can be completed in approximately thirty minutes. Download the transcript. (PDF)

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the threat of wildfire to homes and communities.
  • Explain the three things that can affect the speed and intensity of wildfire.
  • And, identify the primary sources of ignition for a home during a wildfire.

Use and share this knowledge to increase the potential survivability of homes and other community assets when wildfires occur.