ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy   [open pdf - 480KB]

"A rapid escalation of extreme wildfire behavior has marked the past two decades, accompanied by soaring wildfire suppression costs and significant increases in risk to responders, citizens, homes, property, communities, landscapes and other values. In November 2009, President Obama signed into law the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act of 2009, which called for the development of a national cohesive wildland fire management strategy. Recognizing that the challenges in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and wildland fire management require interconnected solutions, the Cohesive Strategy brought together federal, state, tribal and local governments, nongovernmental partners, and public stakeholders to identify, define and address wildland fire problems and opportunities for successful wildland fire management across the United States."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Community Risk Reduction Series No. CR-2014-2
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Date:
2014-03-26
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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