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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.
April 7, 2021

The Impacts of Wildfires

Wildfires in California and across the United States are becoming more frequent and more severe every year. With these wildfires comes a wide range of impacts affecting communities and ecosystems around the country. While wildfires are a necessary and natural phenomenon that helps control and maintain ecosystems, they can also be very devastating as they burn hundreds of thousands of acres, destroy buildings and homes, and cause a number of injuries and fatalities. To better understand how wildfires affect the world around us, let’s take a closer look at the benefits and consequences of wildfires.
March 17, 2021

Roof Sprinkler Systems Can Protect Your Home From Wildfire Damage

Wildfires in California and across the United States cause extreme devastation to both residential and natural areas. Unfortunately, due to worsening climate conditions throughout the country, these dangerous natural disasters are becoming more frequent and more severe every year. So what can homeowners do to protect themselves, their families, and their homes from wildfire damage? Roof sprinkler systems, like the Frontline Wildfire Defense System, and other preparation tactics can significantly reduce your risk of being affected by a wildfire. Let’s take a closer look at what causes wildfires, the risks they present, and how a roof sprinkler system can protect your home from wildfire damage.
March 11, 2021

The 2020 California Lightning Complex Fires: Causes & Statistics

Several major wildfires raged in California in 2020, many of which are now amongst the largest wildfires in California history. The 2020 California lightning complex fires were particularly destructive, resulting in the loss of countless structures, several lives, and hundreds of thousands of acres of land. The CZU Lightning Complex, LNU Lightning Complex, and SCU Lightning Complex fires impacted residents across the Bay Area as the result of dry lightning and major thunderstorms. As California’s climate conditions continue to worsen, fires like these are becoming more common than ever, making it all the more important for California residents to protect themselves against these natural disasters. To learn more about how these fires began and how they impacted communities in California, here is everything you should know about the 2020 California lightning complex fires.