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Claire B. Rubin has 40 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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Category Archives: Wildfires
From Bloomberg Business News: Why Is California Rebuilding in Fire Country? Because You’re Paying for It. “After last year’s calamity, officials are making the same decisions that put homeowners at risk in the first place.”
From the LATimes: Editorial Wildfires are natural disasters, but Congress refuses to budget for them. Two decades ago, the cost of fighting fires only consumed about 15% of the Forest Service’s budget. But increased development in and around undeveloped open … Continue reading
From USAToday: Thomas fire becomes California’s largest wildfire in history. One more article on what is now the biggest fire in CA history. Here is an infographic on the wildfires this year. [Thanks to Chris Jones for the citation.]
Lessons learned from Fort McMurray wildfire. The need for more collaboration between various municipalities and the consequences of poor land use policies were just two lessons learned from the Fort McMurray wildfire, a speaker said on Wednesday at the Canadian … Continue reading
Here is an analysis of the program made and resilience shown in Fort Murray. See: Fort McMurray By The Numbers One Year After The Wildfire
FEMA Guide for Building in a Wildfire Zone. Here’s a list of suggestions for building and fire-proofing structures within an area prone to wildfires.