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Wildfire Survival

Author : James Kavanagh
ISBN : 1583558640
Genre : Nature
File Size : 60.69 MB
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With the loss of 19 firefighters in an Arizona wildfire earlier in 2013, the topic of wildfire survival is a topic of conversation in many places these days. Wildfire Survival is a must have for anyone in a wildfire prone area, providing concise and useful information on wildfires, how to prepare, how to respond and how to recover. This handy pocket-sized guide provides readers with a number of suggestions including pre-fire strategies for protecting your home, planning for water needs, steps to prepare when fire threatens and planning for evacuation. The guide also details necessary emergency supplies, how to create a family disaster plan and how to stay informed by keeping in touch with local emergency/disaster relief agencies.
Category: Nature

Fires And Wildfires

Author : Edward Willett
ISBN : 1404205322
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 22.92 MB
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Gives suggestions on how to prevent, prepare for, and survive a fire, both in the home and in the wilderness.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Wildfire And Community

Author : Douglas Paton
ISBN : 9780398088446
Genre : Electronic books
File Size : 72.83 MB
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Wildfires represent a growing threat to environments, to people, communities, and to societies worldwide, particularly in the United States, Southern Europe, and Australia. Recognition of this growing risk has highlighted a need to develop people's capacity to adapt to annually occurring events that could increase in frequency and severity over the coming years and decades. The goal of ensuring sustained levels of protective measures in communities susceptible to wildfire hazard consequences has proved to be elusive. This book examines why this is so and identifies ways in which sustained levels of preparedness can be facilitated. Major topics include: wildfire preparedness and resiliency in community contexts; socially disastrous landscape fires in southeastern Australia; landscape typology of residential wildfire risk; proactive human response to wildfires outbreak; forest fires in wildland-urban interface, wildfire risk management; “stay or go” policy in the line of fire; social dimensions of forest fire; the influence of community diversity; evaluating a community engagement initiative; response to fire threats; social media and resiliency; and building on lessons learned. Additional information includes the landscape fires in southeastern Australia, wildfire risk management in Portugal; fire preparedness in Greece, Cyprus, and the Pine Barrens in the northeastern United States. The findings of research programs being conducted in the United States, Australia, Europe, India and South America are presented. The book includes case studies on the analysis and proposed actions of the wildland-urban interface being faced by Central Chile and South America. This book will provide a comprehensive and systematic review of the wildfire preparedness research and its application to the development of risk communications and public education programs.
Category: Electronic books

Mapping Wildfire Hazards And Risks

Author : R Neil Sampson
ISBN : 1560220716
Genre : Science
File Size : 34.81 MB
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Develop accurate computer models to determine wildfire risks and controlled-burn benefits! Although scientists now recognize that fire is essential to many ecosystems, the ecological and political issues of managing wildfire continue to be vexing. Mapping Wildfire Hazards and Risks offers multiple perspectives on using a Geographic Information System (GIS) for more effective wildfire management. This innovative technology is the ideal tool to organize and display all the information available, so authorities can make informed judgments based on all the facts. Because the authors are not merely theorizing but discussing the GIS they are actually building and using, Mapping Wildfire Hazards and Risks offers practical ideas and perspectives, including: specific information on the modeling approach and kinds of data utilized valuable discussions of the social and environmental factors included in the model techniques for predicting the effects of wildfire on neighborhoods, soil erosion, sedimentation, and air quality predictions of long-term ecosystem recovery given wildfires of different sizes and intensities maps, charts, tables, and formulas to make the process of building a GIS understandable and accessible Mapping Wildfire Hazards and Risks is a compilation of the ideas of federal and state agencies, universities, and non-governmental organizations on how to rank and prioritize forested watershed areas that are in need of prescribed fire. This book provides the essential information for deciding how to set priorities for wildfire management that might reduce risks or lower future damages.
Category: Science

Protecting Life And Property From Wildfire

Author : James C. Smalley
ISBN : 0877656940
Genre : Medical
File Size : 78.46 MB
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Make your community firewise with powerful facts! From coast to coast, an estimated 30,000 communities are at risk from wildland fire. This text provides community leaders and the fire service with the tools required to understand this complex problem and work together to mitigate risks. Protecting Life and Property from Wildfire follows a plan for safer community development, and presents a comprehensive program for protecting lives and property.
Category: Medical

150 Survival Secrets

Author : James C. Jones
ISBN : 9781510737792
Genre : Reference
File Size : 81.74 MB
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As the world gets more dangerous, you have to be prepared for anything, even the worst. In 150 Survival Secrets, seasoned survivalist James C. Jones provides insider tips to help you and your family survive any catastrophe. Divided into practical sections, 150 Survival Secrets answers every question you’ve ever had about disaster preparedness. One section lists the practical details of making it through any kind of emergency situation. Some topics include: How to survive extreme winter conditions How to put together a homemade survival kit in the case of an emergency How to safely evacuate from an urban area during a disaster How much and what type of food to store at home for long-term emergencies How to survive an active shooter situation How to treat common injuries. Other sections answer everything you’ve ever wondered about disaster prepping, including what being a survivalist entails, how to equip your home for survival situations, what gear is essential for a survivalist to own, what elements are essential in a good emergency plan, what types of disasters you can expect to face in your lifetime, and more. So what are you waiting for? With 150 Survival Secrets, you’ll be prepared for anything and everything.
Category: Reference

Planning For Survival

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ISBN : MINN:31951D01416118W
Genre : Fire prevention
File Size : 53.85 MB
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Category: Fire prevention

Surviving Wildfire

Author : Linda Masterson
ISBN : 9781936555154
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 40.19 MB
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"Covers what to do before, during, and after wildfire disasters. Advice for homeowners includes advance preparations for land, home and family; evacuation essentials and survival strategies when wildfire threatens; understanding insurance; and rebuilding and recovery"--
Category: Business & Economics


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ISBN : MINN:31951P004993799
Genre : Indians of North America
File Size : 20.76 MB
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Category: Indians of North America

Battling Blazes

Author : Lisa Thompson
ISBN : 9780756536176
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 84.50 MB
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Discusses the duties and responsibilities of a fire fighter, the training needed, the steps involved in fighting a fire, and the different types of duties for fire fighters, and chronicles a day in the life of a fire fighter.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


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ISBN : UCLA:L0081611824
Genre : Ecology
File Size : 67.47 MB
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Category: Ecology

Safety And Survival On The Fireground

Author : Vincent Dunn
ISBN : 0912212233
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 38.72 MB
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* Identify hazards and how to avoid them * Maintain firefighter safety * Hazards or fires do not discriminate, they only destroy Learn from one of the leading authorities on how to identify hazards and avoid them. Dunn discusses the 15 most common hazards faced by firefighters, including cellar fires, collapse, peaked roofs, wildfires, interior operations, ladder operations, forcible entry, and others.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Wilderness Medicine E Book

Author : Paul S. Auerbach
ISBN : 9781455733569
Genre : Medical
File Size : 89.4 MB
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Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at www.expertconsult.com for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on ExpertConsult.com.
Category: Medical