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Prescribed fire at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

Study: Wildfire spread risk increases where trees, shrubs replace grasses

May 18, 2023

A wildfire modeling study found that the risk of spot fires, where lofted sparks ignite foliage or buildings, increases in places where woody plants like shrubs and trees replace herbaceous plants like grasses. Prescribed burning ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Forest Management, Grassland, Prescribed Fire, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Spot Fires, Victoria Donovan, West Florida Research And Education Center, WFREC, Wildfire, Wildfires

Double the Trouble: Be aware of wildfire threats in hurricane aftermath, expert says

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April 4, 2023

As a hurricane-prone state, Florida knows all too well the concerns that come with hurricanes -- storm surge, hazardous debris, dangerous wind speeds. But what about wildfires? Though wildfires aren’t usually the first concern after a hurricane, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Forests
Tags: David Godwin, Fire, Fire Science, Hurricane Ian, Hurricanes, Panhandle, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Southern Fire Exchange, Wildfires

Heat, Hydration, and Dehydration: Fire Safety and Preparedness

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August 1, 2022

This is the 5th blog in this series. So far, we have covered knowing the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, sources of water, tips to drink more water, and ideas to beat the heat and stay safe. Next, I am going to cover some tips ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: And Dehydration Series, Be Careful With Fireworks, Broward County, Clean Debris From Your Property, Dangers Of The Risk Of Fire, Fire Can Break Out Quickly, Fire Preparedness, Fire Protection, Fire Safety, Follow Burning Regulations, Have A Plan, Heat, Heat Hydration And Dehydration, Heat Hydration Dehydration Series, How To Use A Fire Extinguisher, Hydration, Know Evacuation Routes, Know Where Evacuation Shelters Are Located, PASS, Stay Safe, Steps To Prepare, UF/IFAS Extension Blog Series On Heat, UF/IFAS Solutions, What Can I Do For Fire Safety?, Wildfires

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