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July 15, 2021

2021 California Fire Season Outlook & Predictions

The 2020 California fire season was devastating, and unfortunately, the 2021 fire season isn’t likely to be much better. In fact, many predict that it could be even worse. Due to droughts, extreme heat, and dry vegetation, California is likely to see more destructive wildfires in 2021, and residents need to be prepared for the damages that may come. From property and land destruction to hazardous air, it’s important for individuals in fire-prone areas to be aware of potential hazards so that they can protect themselves, their families, and their property. To give you a better idea of what to expect in the coming months, here’s an overview of the 2021 California fire season outlook.
July 15, 2021

Marin County Measure C: The Wildfire Prevention Authority Parcel Tax

As wildfires in California continue to cause extreme damages throughout the state, many local and state agencies are taking steps to implement stronger wildfire safety, prevention, and preparedness methods. The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority Measure C is a special tax that was approved in 2020 for a period of 10 years. This new measure is designed to help prevent wildfires by funding wildfire prevention and preparedness methods via a new parcel tax. Residents of Marin County and nearby areas are sure to have questions regarding this new measure, including what it does, who must pay the tax, and how the funds will be used. Here’s everything you need to know about the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority Measure C parcel tax.
June 21, 2021

8 Ways to Help Prevent Wildfires

Wildfires throughout the United States, and particularly in California, have become increasingly worse over the past several years, causing extreme devastation to local communities and ecosystems. As these disasters continue to impact communities around the country, it’s important for residents in fire-prone areas to learn what they can do to help prevent wildfires. While no single person can prevent wildfires altogether, there are several steps everyone can follow to help prevent fires from occurring and spreading. Here are eight ways to help prevent wildfires.
May 28, 2021

History of Fires in Australia & What We Can Learn

Australia has a long history of devastating wildfires, and fires in the country are only getting more severe as climate conditions continue to worsen. Australian wildfires continue to destroy the country’s natural landscape, threaten its native species, and pose health risks to residents. As wildfires also continue to devastate areas around the United States, examining Australia’s wildfire history might help us learn more about how we can prevent and safely handle wildfires here in the states. With that in mind, here’s a closer look at the history of wildfires in Australia and what we can learn from it.
May 13, 2021

What to Do After a Wildfire

Wildfires can be incredibly destructive. When they force you to evacuate your home, it’s important to know what to do after you return. There are still dangers present even after a wildfire has passed. As such, homeowners should know what dangers to look for and how to proceed with cleaning up the destruction left behind by the fire. While you might already have taken steps to protect your home from wildfires and establish an effective evacuation plan, many homeowners aren’t prepared to deal with the aftermath. Here’s everything you should know about what to do after a wildfire.
April 21, 2021

Forest Fire Danger Rating System: Everything You Need to Know

The forest fire danger rating system provides first responders, forest managers, and residents in fire-prone cities and states with a system to determine the danger potential of fires in a given area. As wildfires continue to devastate cities and states throughout the country, it’s important for those that live in these areas to gain a greater understanding of wildfire behavior and learn ways in which they can mitigate their risk of starting dangerous fires. To get a better grasp on how wildfire danger levels are estimated, here’s everything you need to know about the forest fire danger rating system.