• Where, When, and How Often Do Wildfires Occur

    In recent years, it may seem like wildfires have become more frequent, especially in certain parts of the country and continent. As natural events, wildfires can cause harm, but understanding why and how they occur can help minimize your risk. In the same way that not all locations are prone to ... View Post
  • Wildfire Safety: How to Protect Yourself from Bad Air Quality & Smoke

    In recent weeks, cities across the northeastern United States have faced the effects of smoke and poor air quality. As wildfires rage in Canada, the smoke has lingered into states like New York and New Jersey, forcing many people to stay indoors. Though you can’t control the effects of a wildfir... View Post
  • Preparing for a Wildfire: Pre-Evacuation Plan

    With the summer heat and dryness comes the wildfire season. Wildfires are breaking out across the US and countries around the world. If you’re in an area that is anticipating a wildfire or notice any wildfire warning signs, get prepared early using a pre-evacuation plan.  Please note that once y... View Post
  • Fire Resistant Landscaping: How to Protect Your Home from a Wildfire

    With wildfires on the rise, many places are beginning to look for ways to protect properties from destruction. One practice that is becoming increasingly popular in some towns and mandatory in places like Marin County, California, is fire-resistant landscaping.  Fire-resistant landscaping, also ... View Post
  • Wildfire Aftermath: Natural Disaster Consequences

    Wildland fire in action is a scary scene to witness and an extremely dangerous natural hazard. But did you know that the influence of such an emergency persists for extended periods even after the flames are put out?  Find out everything you need to know about wildfire aftermath and approaches t... View Post
  • Disaster Preparedness Tips: Wildland Fire Behavior Explained

    While it's not always possible to predict the precise trigger or spark for a wildfire, its risk can be estimated to some extent when one understands the patterns it follows. The term “wildland fire behavior” describes how fuel ignites, flame develops, and fire spreads, as well as common factors ... View Post