THE WILDLAND INTERFACE: IMPACT ON LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS

05/01/1998
THE WILDLAND INTERFACE: IMPACT ON LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS BY MARY JANE DITTMAR"In reviewing current conditions, it is evident that wildland/urban interface fire protection and prevention is not a new problem, nor are the recommended solutions newly conceived. Many of the reports and recommendations generated in the aftermath of the wildfires that destroyed homes are very similar in content and substance U. The problem is not one of finding new solutions to an old problem but of implementing known solutions. Deferred decision making is as much a problem as the fires themselves .U If history is to serve us in the resolution of the wildland/urban interface problem, we must take action ...

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