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Proceedings of the second conference on the human dimensions of wildland fire
Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-84. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 195 p.
This proceedings contains articles, posters, and abstracts of presentations from the second Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference held 27-29 April 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. The conference covered the social issues at the root of wildland fire management’s most serious challenges. Specific topics included: firefighter and public safety; social acceptance of fuels treatments; community and homeowner fire hazard mitigation; public responses during fires and fire-related evacuations; fire communication and education; and the performance of fire management organizations—from operational efficiency to cost management and from community relations to risk management. The conference included 59 presentations, three special sessions, and nine poster presentations. Conference attendees included fire researchers and wildland fire management practitioners from the United States, Australia, Canada, Portugal, England, and The Netherlands.
- Fire management
- social acceptability
- defensible space
- fuels management
Titles contained within Proceedings of the second conference on the human dimensions of wildland fire
- Can acceptable risk be defined in wildland firefighting?
- Wildland firefighters and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Change as a factor in advancing fire-management decisionmaking and program effectiveness
- Examining changes in wildfire policy and governance in the United States through three analytical lenses
- The changing roles of natural resource professionals: providing tools to students to teach the public about fire
- Securing the human perimeter: beyond operational approaches to developing community capacity to live with fire. Two examples from Victoria, Australia
- Wildfire in the United Kingdom: status and key issues
- The sociology of landowner interest in restoring fire-adapted, biodiverse habitats in the wildland-urban interface of Oregon's Willamette Valley ecoregion
- Involving the public in restoring the role of fire in the longleaf pine ecosystem of Upland Island Wilderness
- Defensible space features: impact of voluntary versus mandatory programs on a homeowner's attitudes and actions
- Firewise forever? Voluntary community participation and retention in Firewise programs
- Understanding homeowner preparation and intended actions when threatened by a wildfire
- Improving an inherently stressful situation: the role of communication during wildfire evacuations
- Clarifying evacuation options through fire behavior and traffic modeling
- Abstracts of proceedings of the second conference on the human dimensions of wildland fire
McCaffrey, Sarah M.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. 2011. Proceedings of the second conference on the human dimensions of wildland fire. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-84. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 195 p.
Last updated on: August 10, 2011