Our goal is to teach the homeowner how to live more safely in wildfire prone areas and provide current information to extension educators for use in their outreach programs. Specific goals include assembling, summarizing, developing and delivering educational materials related to:
- Pre-fire actions that reduce the wildfire threat to homes and other property.
- Homeowner actions when the wildfire threat is imminent, including information on evacuation and staying to defend your home.
- Post-fire actions pertinent to homeowners and their property.
- Social science aspects of implementing plans to reduce the wildfire threat to your home.
CoP Fact Sheet
Who we are
This information has been developed by cooperative extension educators and reviewed by cooperative extension educators, land-grant university faculty, government researchers and other technical and fire-fighting professionals in relevant discipline areas, including vegetation management, the fire resistance of building materials, extension education and social sciences.
Here is a list of the Wildfire Information Leaders when the Community of Practice was initiated.
eWIN Community of Practice Photo
Photo source: Ben Hammack. It features a fire-fighting helicopter over a house, with a Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) pickup truck in front of house.