Wild Fire

Wild Fire

A Wildfire Firefighter Romantic Suspense M. L. Buchman. reel it in once it was released. She'd have to land to reset it. That wouldn't matter, there were no lakes this high on the side of Mount Hood for her fancy sea snorkel.

Author: M. L. Buchman

Publisher: Buchman Bookworks, Inc.

ISBN: PKEY:6610000062614

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

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The riveting and heartwarming conclusion to the acclaimed series. “That is how you wrap up a series. (This) was eloquent and beautiful and heartbreaking and fabulous.” Gordon Finchley knows he’s toast when he crashes his firefighting helicopter into a wildland forest fire. Newly-arrived Ripley Vaughan almost negates his near-miraculous survival when she barely misses slicing him in two with her massive Erickson Aircrane helicopter during rescue. In deepest irony, a wildfire sweeps over their base camp on Ripley’s first full day. It should be getting better—yet it’s getting worse. Before long, she’s on the far side of the Pacific and losing the battle against both the fire and Gordon’s effect on her heart. In this riveting wrap-up to the Firehawks series, the entire Mount Hood Aviation heli-attack squad needs all their skills to not get burned by the ultimate wildfire. “M. L. Buchman is one of the best military suspense/romance writers on the market.” “With a spectacularly satisfying ending, this will thrill Buchman’s many fans and all action romance readers.” – Booklist [Can be read stand-alone or in series. A complete happy-ever-after with no cliffhangers.] Buy now to join the romantic firefighting adventure.
Categories: Fiction

Gender and Wildfire

Gender and Wildfire

... burning houses Evacuated due to wildfire d property (other than house) burnt Had your home damaged by wildfire ad your home destroyed by wildfire en a wildfire burning bush/wildland Seen a wild ...

Author: Christine Eriksen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317699675

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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In pursuit of lifestyle change, affordable property, and proximity to nature, people from all walks of life are moving to the wildland-urban interface. Tragic wildfires and a predicted increase in high fire danger weather with climate change have triggered concern for the safety of such amenity-led migrants in wildfire-prone landscapes. This book examines wildfire awareness and preparedness amongst women, men, households, communities and agencies at the interface between city and beyond. It does so through an examination of two regions where wildfires are common and disastrous, and where how to deal with them is a major political issue: southeast Australia and the west coast United States. It follows women’s and men’s stories of surviving, fighting, evacuating, living and working with wildfire to reveal the intimate inner workings of wildfire response – and especially the culturally and historically distinct gender relations that underpin wildfire resilience. Wildfire is revealed as much more than a "natural" hazard – it is far from gender-neutral. Rather, wildfire is an important means through which traditional gender roles and power relations are maintained despite changing social circumstances. Women’s and men’s subjectivities are shaped by varying senses of inclusion, exclusion, engagement and disengagement with wildfire management. This leads to the reproduction of gender identities with clear ramifications for if, how and to what extent women and men prepare for wildfire.
Categories: Social Science

Wildfire

Wildfire

As national parks and forests were set aside as treasures and stocks of natural resources, the spread of naturally ignited wildfire was halted. Human-ignited fires were suppressed with equal vigilance. The landscape was not without fire ...

Author: Alianor True

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559639071

Category: Nature

Page: 246

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During the summer of 2000, Americans from coast to coast witnessed the worst fire season in recorded history. Daily news reports brought dramatic images of vast swaths of land going up in smoke, from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming, to the scrublands of Texas, to Los Alamos, New Mexico, where a controlled burn gone awry threatened forests, homes, and even our nation's nuclear secrets. As they have for centuries, wildfires captured our attention and our imagination, reminding us of the power of the natural forces that shape our world. In Wildfire: A Reader nature writer and wildland firefighter Alianor True gathers together for the first time some of the finest stories and essays ever written about wildfire in America. From Mark Twain to Norman Maclean to Edward Abbey, writers featured here depict and record wildfires with remarkable depth and clarity. An ecological perspective is well represented through the works of John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and John McPhee. Ed Engle, Louise Wagenknecht, and Gretchen Yost, firefighters from the front lines, give us exciting first-person perspectives, reliving their on-the-ground encounters with forest fires. The works gathered in Wildfire not only explore the sensory and aesthetic aspects of fire, but also highlight how much attitudes have changed over the past 200 years. From Native Americans who used fire as a tool, to early Americans who viewed it as a frightening and destructive force, to Aldo Leopold and other conservationists whose ideas caused us to rethink the value and role of fire, this rich collection is organized around those shifts in thinking. Capturing the fury and the heat of a raging inferno, or the quiet emergence of wildflowers sprouting from ashes, the writings included in Wildfire represent a vital and compelling addition to the nature writing and natural history bookshelf.
Categories: Nature

Forest Fire Control in Southern California

Forest Fire Control in Southern California

Hearings Before a Special Subcommittee of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Eighty-fifth Congress, First Session, on Matters Relative to the Control of Forest and Brush Fires in Southern California ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105045401283

Category: Forest fires

Page: 266

View: 256

Committee Serial No. 14. Hearings were held in Los Angeles, Calif.
Categories: Forest fires

Wildfire Activity Statistics

Wildfire Activity Statistics

*-*-m-m-m- 2014 Wildfire Activity Statistics California Department of Forestry and Fire.

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ISBN: UCLA:L0106048937

Category: Wildfires

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Categories: Wildfires

Wildland Fire Impacts in 2003 and Wildfire Preparedness in 2004

Wildland Fire Impacts in 2003 and Wildfire Preparedness in 2004

How do we make progress on the overall healthy forest problem using that strategy ? Answer . We will continue to use the full range of options available to us to achieve our goal of restoring fire adapted ecosystems through the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5135193

Category: Wildfire forecasting

Page: 45

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Categories: Wildfire forecasting

Ecological Restoration Wildfire Ecology Reference Manual

Ecological Restoration  Wildfire Ecology Reference Manual

This article is about outdoor fires. For other uses, see Wildfire (disambiguation). “Crown fire” redirects here. For the 2010 wildfire in Southern California, see 2010 California wildfires. “Forest fires” redirects here.

Author: Doug Knowling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365453458

Category: Reference

Page: 174

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Fire ecology is a scientific discipline concerned with natural processes involving fire in an ecosystem and the ecological effects, the interactions between fire and the abiotic and biotic components of an ecosystem, and the role of fire as an ecosystem process.
Categories: Reference

WILDFIRE AND COMMUNITY

WILDFIRE AND COMMUNITY

Forest fire prevention and control is one of the mandated activities of these committees. In Chhattisgarh, the traditional system of forest fire control consisting of cleaning and burning of fire lines and deploying watchers at ...

Author: Douglas Paton

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398088446

Category: Electronic books

Page: 367

View: 133

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.
Categories: Electronic books

Protecting People and Homes from Wildfire in the Interior West

Protecting People and Homes from Wildfire in the Interior West

Wildfire strikes home ! Report of the national wildland / urban fire protection conference sponsored by U.S. Forest Service , National Fire Protection Association , and U.S. Fire Administration . Publ . NFPA No. SPP - 86 .

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ISBN: UIUC:30112104113359

Category: Dwellings

Page: 213

View: 438

Categories: Dwellings