Wildland Urban Interface Fire Resource Page


Articles | Links | Videos | Reports | Presentations
Last Updated: 21 November 2018


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.


Articles

Lessons from Camp Fire: How Alert System Failed
Lisa M Krieger, 21 November 2018, Bay Area News Group.

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

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

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.

Current (CA) Fire Information
Cal Fire, www.fire.ca.gov

InciWeb - Incident Information System
About InciWeb

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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


15 Dec 2018, Earthquake Exercise
Full communications deployment, CARES and CERT, ARK Level 2 Activation, two shifts. 8:00am to 4:00pm   

3 Jan 2019, General Meeting
Topic: Emergency Power. Review of solar, batteries, and generators during an emergency response. Quinlan Center, 7:30pm to 9:00pm   

23 Mar 2019, Preparedness Fair
Memorial Park, behind Quinlan Community Center, 10:00am to 3:00pm   

4 May 2019, Spring Communications Exercise
Save the date!