Category Archives: Fire

Fire Misconceptions on the Radio

Dear Ms. Madeleine Brand, Thank you for addressing the wildfire crisis in your December 14th Press Play radio show. You asked some excellent questions. In particular, when a couple of your guests advocated for prescribed fire as a way to prevent another devastating … Continue reading

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Exterior Fire Sprinklers Saved 188 Properties – Wet homes don’t burn

As renowned fire scientist Jack Cohen has said repeatedly, the wildland fire problem is a home ignition problem, not a wildfire control problem. Cohen has been trying to help fire agencies understand this since 1999. Unfortunately, they have shown little … Continue reading

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It’s about Flammable Homes, not forests

Here’s how to respond to those misleading posts claiming our recent fires are all about tree huggers preventing logging and a supposed fuel build up via past fire suppression. 1. Most of California’s most devastating fires were far from any … Continue reading

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