ABSTRACT

Wildland Urban Interface Fire Prevention Program   [open pdf - 153KB]

"Golden Gate Fire Control and Rescue District (GGFCRD) resides in a wildland urban interface which results in forest, brush or grass fire threats and incidents. The purpose of this research was to identify the issues for a GGFCRD forest, brush and grass fire prevention program. The research methodology was descriptive. The research questions were: (a) How many forest, brush or grass fires were reported within GGFCRD's boundaries in the last thirty-six months? (b) What wildland urban interface fire prevention program would align with GGFCRD's need? (c) What would be required to implement a wildland urban interface fire prevention program for GGFCRD? The procedures used to collect data were interviews and a focus group. The research supported the theory that a wildland urban interface fire prevention program was needed and identified three possible wildland urban interface fire prevention programs: Community Wildfire Protection Plan, Firewise and Ready Set Go! The research results determined the Ready Set Go! (RSG) program was the most aligned with GGFCRD's needs. Recommendations of this research were: (a) GGFCRD should develop the RSG program, (b) A support staff or command staff officer should be the program coordinator. (c) The firefighters of GGFCRD should assist with the education and presentations of the program."

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2011-07?
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United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/
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