Wildland Urban Interface Fire Resource Page


SitStat | Articles | Links | Videos | Reports | Presentations
Last Updated: 15 September 2020


Introduction

This page contains links to a variety of material on Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) Fire.

This page will be updated as additional material is identified.

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Situation Status

Note: All interactive links in this section will open in a separate browser tab.

Cal FIRE Current Fire Information
Cal Fire, www.fire.ca.gov

Active Fire Map, integrates several useful mapping layers relevent to OES including active fire and weather.

Lightning Maps, Real-time, LightningMaps.org.

Wind Map #1, WindAlert.com
Wind Map #2, WindFinder.com

PurpleAir, Air quality monitoring. EPA recommends the AQandU conversion.
AirNow, Local air quality data.
Air Quality, Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map.
Air Quaility Index, table format. Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Fire Cameras, PGE/Nevada Seismological Laboratory. HD cameras view of the South-East Bay area.

NOAA Weather Satellite, Western U.S. Geocolor Image | Loop | Home

Evacuation Zones, Cal FIRE, CZU Lightning Complex. Zoom in to see "CUP-E### evacuation zone designators. This site may be updated or removed at the descretion of Cal FIRE.

PG&E Rotating Outage Block Look Up. Enter your street address in the search box. Your outage block number is a combination of your outage block and sub outage block.

Live Air Traffic, Flightradar24, a global flight tracking service that provides real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world.

NOAA Satellite Images
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Satellite and Information Services; good link to review smoke coverage.


Articles

Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake (.pdf copy)
Sarah Gibbens, January 23, 2019

How they survived: Owners of the few homes left standing around Paradise, Calif., took critical steps to ward off wildfires (.pdf copy)
Sarah Kaplan and Frances Stead Sellers, November 30, 2018

California’s $1 billion plan to reduce wildfire risk
Paul Rogers, 31 August 2018, Bay Area News Group. See the interactive map to zoom in on areas of interest.

Verizon throttled California fire department during wildfire crisis
Colin Lecher, msn.com, 22 August 2018

CA Wildfires Straining Mutual-Aid System
Joaquin Palomino, 2 August 2018, San Francisco Cronicle.

Getting Ready Before a Major Wildland Fire
Press Democrat, 7 March 2018

The trend continues, 2017 one of the hottest years on record
Brandon Miller, 18 January 2018, CNN

NASA shared pictures of the California wildfires from space — and the images are unreal
Catherine Clifford, 8 December 2017, cnbc.com

How California's firestorm spread so mind-bogglingly fast: From 'Diablo' winds to climate trends
Andrew Freedman, 10 October 2017, mashable.com

California wildfires: Before and after photos
10 October 2017, Newsday.com

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Links

PG&E Rolling Black-outs
PG&E, Rotating outages are due to strain on California's grid. The need for outages is determined by the statewide grid operator and not PG&E. Rotating outages are not related to any issues with PG&E's equipment or its ability to deliver energy locally.

National Weather Service
National and local weather information, current and forecast.

Burning Index/Fire Behavior Cross Reference
National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Reference to the periodic reports on the current Burn Index as reported by County Fire and Cal Fire.

InciWeb - Incident Information System
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My Home Fire Risk
Website showing the wildfire risk for every house in California.

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Videos

Tubbs Fire, Santa Rosa
13 Nov 2017, Press Democrat, ~9:00 min, Video shows first hours of the Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa in nine minutes.

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Reports

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Presentations

2018 Wildland Fire Communications Drill Prep
3 May 2018, presentation to CARES prior to their field exercise.

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Upcoming Activities


1 Oct 2020, General Meeting
W6TDM Repeater Operations. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Teleconference   

24 Oct 2020, S.E.T. Field Comm Exercise
Details: TBD. 8:00am to 12:00pm   

5 Nov 2020, General Meeting
Topic: TBD. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Teleconference   

7 Nov 2020, 5K Run
Sponsored by the SCC SO, FD, Valley Medical. Details TBD.   More Details...

3 Dec 2020, General Meeting
Year-end Review. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Teleconference