Protecting a house from wildfire is detailed along with other fire-wise suggestions at a website managed by land-grant universities and federal agencies.
The University of Wyoming Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) site contains emergency contacts and information to help before, during and after natural and human-caused disasters.
“EDEN is a national organization of extension people all over the United States who work on all emergencies,” said Ron Cunningham, a UW Extension educator based in Fremont County. “It has information for all kinds of emergencies: wildfires, floods, blizzards – you name it.”
For example, the Living with Fire link takes readers to a website of the same name offering information about creating defensible space, embers, evacuations, living with fire and what to do after a fire.
Cunningham and Barton Stam, an extension educator based in Hot Springs County, are the Wyoming delegates to the national EDEN committee.
Go to uwyo.edu/ces and click on Extension Educational Program Areas on the left-hand side, then Ag and Natural Resources, the link under Disasters, then Wildfires under Natural Disasters.
The wildfire section includes:
· You can save your home from a wildfire
· Firewise landscaping: The basics
· Firewise construction
· Protect your home against wildfire damage
· How to make your home fire-safe
· Living with fire
· Firewise plants and construction
Other resources to help residents prepare and recover from disasters are under the Quick Links section.