When wildland fires destroy buildings, do people rebuild? Researchers in the new article "Rebuilding after Wildland Fire - New Developments Outpace Rebuilding in Burned Areas" track construction in areas burned by wildland fires and report their findings on what happens to damaged infrastructure after wildfires.
The summary "Improving the Deployment of Wildland Fire Suppression Resources" by Lee et al. discusses the issue and expected outcomes of their research on efficiently deploying costly firefighting resources across dispersed locations with limited funds: "Deploying initial attack resources for wildfire suppression: spatial coordination, budget constraints, and capacity constraints."
The 2014 Incident Review Summary from the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center provides information about wildland fire incidents from various agencies that occurred during 2014, in the intent to strengthen upcoming wildfire training topics and discussions.
Northwest Fire Science Consortium released "Drivers of Wildfire Suppression Costs," literature review and annotated bibliography by Autumn Ellison, Cassandra Moseley and R. Patrick Bixler, including appendix summarizing annotated literature, methods, and main findings.
National Fire Protection Association announced National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is May 2, 2015. State Farm is providing funding for sixty-five $500 awards to implement projects on May 2. Deadline is March 5.
"Fiscal Year 2014 Wildland Fire Management Report" completed by the Forest Service and Department of the Interior last month. The report has all the FW2014 numbers you might want - spending, acres, and reports on performance measures - along with brief narratives on a wide range of subjects.