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A New Crew of Young Firefighters

by Jim Copeland, Principal at Schenck Job Corps CCC

As you read this, members of the Davidson River Initial Attack Crew are out fighting a wildfire or helping conduct a prescribed fire to reduce fuel or restore a forest ecosystem. The team of young men from across the United States

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How Forest Fires Start: Modeling Wildfire Ignitions

by Sarah Farmer, SRS Science Delivery Group

Most wildfires are started – whether accidentally or intentionally – by people. Understanding where wildfires are most likely to occur and how they can be predicted has been a major focus for U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) researchers

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Is Your Home at Risk from Wildfire?

Though fire plays an important part in the forest ecosystems of the South, wildfire presents a grave risk to homes built in or near natural areas. The good news is that all home are not equally at risk, and steps can be taken to reduce

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