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Written for Josephine and Jackson Counties, but includes broadly applicable information about fire behavior, firefighting tactics, public regulated use closures, what to do in event of a wildfire and other topics.
A 2-page homeowner's guide to fire safe landscaping in grassland environments. Produced by the Fire Safe Council in 2008.
This brochure published by the U.S. Fire Administration provides information for homeowners about how to protect their home and property from wildfire. Wildfire: Are You Prepared? [FS-287] Federal Emergency Management Agency. U.S. Fire Administration, 2004.
One-page fact sheet on how you can save your home by choosing to fire-safe your surrounding landscape. Created by the United States Fire Administration, a division of FEMA.
Describes effects of fire on animals and habitat. United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Research Station. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-42-volume 1, January 2000.
Developed by the Fire Safe council, this 2-page color brochure helps homeowners get ready for fire season with tips on how to create defensible space, fire safe your home, and what to do in the case of a fire.
Describes effects of fire on plants and ecosystems. United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Research Station. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-42-volume 2, December 2000.
Information about roofing, exterior wall, and siding materials and other aspects of fire safe construction by Amvic-Pacific.
Describes the effects of fire on soils and water. United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Research Station. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-42-volume 4, September 2005.
Information from FEMA on reducing wildfire risk factors for your home.

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