New Wildland Fire Education Resources Offer Extension More Ways to Get Involved

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New Wildland Fire Education Resources Offer Extension More Ways to Get Involved

from: Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF)

November 15, 2016, Athens, GA –  Wildfires have blazed across the Southeast for the past few weeks, enveloping many urban centers in smoke and consuming thousands of acres of land in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. Unseasonably warm temperatures and a period of prolonged drought are to blame, and a variable and uncertain climate has increased the likelihood of the persistence and recurrence of these conditions in 2017 and beyond.

As firefighters and forestry professionals fight to minimize damage and protect communities, property, and land, we must look to the future and consider the role that we, as Extension professionals, play in wildland fire awareness and prevention. With wildfire risk in the Southeast on the rise, Extension is needed now more than ever to supply the public with vital resources on prevention and protection.

To aid you, the Extension professional, in meeting this increased need, state Extension units, the Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF) office, and other agencies have several wildland fire resources for use in the southeastern region of the United States with a particular focus on rural wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas.

We invite you to visit, a comprehensive storehouse of such resources that provides links to content generated by SREF, the Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy, and other affiliated organizations.

Additionally, we invite you to get involved by checking out these highlights of and valuable resources from other organizations: 

The Public Section at
This part of the Get Involved section of the main site offers tools for calculating wildfire risk and resources for protecting homes and communities with FireWise principles.  

The Resources Section at
Enter your state or region to discover numerous resources and ways for the public to get involved in making their home and community more fire resilient. 

Wildfire Risk Assessment Guide for Homeowners in the SE:
This risk assessment guide allows homeowners to evaluate their particular exposure to fire as well as the critical factors that increase their risk. 

Fire-Adapted Communities
Information for turning your current community into a fire-adapted community.

Additional North Carolina specific resources, grants, and assistance programs can be found on the North Carolina Forest Service’s Fire Control and Prevention web site.

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Renee Strnad, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRenee StrnadEnvironmental Educator Call Renee Email Renee Forestry & Environmental Resources
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Jul 23, 2020
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