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Retrofit for Fire - This 23 page, printable PDF takes you through all of FEMA’s recommendations for retrofitting an older house for fire in the Wildland Urban Interface.
How They Survived - The Washington Post on: Owners of the few homes left standing around Paradise, Calif., took critical steps to ward off wildfires
Understanding the Inevitable - How do chaparral-covered hills differ from other fire-prone landscapes? Chaparral wildfires and how we prepare: Dr. Jon Keeley, from the U.S. Geological Survey, UCLA professor and author of numerous publication, discusses historical fire patterns, in California and their relationship to climate, urban development and invasive plants. (From Santa Paula Times)
Fire and Recovery - Retired Fire Chief and fire photographer, Jeff Zimmerman and Corina Roberts show their photographs and tell their stories stories of fire and recovery. A history of wildfire and and a story of regeneration. (From Santa Paula Times)
Confronting Wildfire: Retrofit Communities - Chaparral expert, Richard Halsey wants you to understand that Chaparral is not a forest and it does not burn like a forest. This article from Wilder Utopia, details his reasoning.