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Protecting Your Home From Wildfire

Pages Posted on: October 20, 2016
This 25-minute video features Fire Scientist Jack Cohen showing examples of homes that were unprotected during a wildfire, homes using home protection guidelines, and examples where home protection guidelines can be put to use.

Protecting your home from a wildland fire

Science Spotlights Posted on: July 12, 2016
When it comes to protecting your home from a wildland fire, the most effective action for a homeowner is to create a home ignition zone (HIZ). Research Physical Scientist (retired) Jack Cohen provides an overview on HIZs along with two videos that clearly demonstrate why HIZs work.

How risk management can prevent future wildfire disasters in the wildland-urban interface

Publications Posted on: June 12, 2014
Recent fire seasons in the western United States are some of the most damaging and costly on record. Wildfires in the wildlandurban interface on the Colorado Front Range, resulting in thousands of homes burned and civilian fatalities, although devastating, are not without historical reference.