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General Technical Report

Title: Protecting residences from wildfires: a guide for homeowners, lawmakers, and planners

Author: Moore, Howard E.

Date: 1981

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-050. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 44 p

Station ID: GTR-PSW-050

Description: This guide, based on a literature review and personal contacts, offers recommendations and standards for procedures in reducing losses of residences from wildfires. Possible solutions to the problem of fire protection are discussed in the broad areas of land-use planning and zoning, property development, structural design and construction, landscaping, accessories, occupant activities, and financial incentives. The problem of reducing fire losses in undeveloped areas is also discussed and solutions proposed. The guide is intended for homeowners, lawmakers, and members of the building, planning, and financial communities.

Key Words: fire prevention (structures), fire hazard reduction, water supply (residential), urban-wildland fire interface, insurance, construction materials (buildings)

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Citation

Moore, Howard E.  1981.  Protecting residences from wildfires: a guide for homeowners, lawmakers, and planners  Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-050. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 44 p.

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