TITLE

The 4th Element

AUTHOR(S)
Keller, Jeremy
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Apr2006, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the four-E model of wildfire mitigation and prevention in the United States, namely education, engineering, enforcement and ecosystem management. A good education program must create a stock of good will toward fire service activities among wildland-urban interface residents and the community. An effective wildfire mitigation program consists of the goals of reducing hazards, improving firefighter safety and maximizing wildland ecosystem benefits.
ACCESSION #
20786742

 

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