Covering Wildfires


COVERING WILDFIRES

National Interagency Fire Center
This site tracks wildfires around the country, offers safety tips and more. Many good datasets about wildfires on this site.

Google Crisis Response US Wildfires Map
Wildfires around the country. Map includes public alerts and other information.

2018 Camp Fire Crisis Map (Northern California)
For the California Fires, the Google Crisis Response team has made available Crisis Maps with information specific to the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in Ventura County. We are also publishing a KML with updated satellite imagery for use in Google. The maps contain a variety of available information, including shelters, traffic, fire perimeters, and some satellite imagery. As additional data becomes available, the team will add it to the maps.

2018 Wooley Fire Crisis Map (Southern California-Malibu)
For the California Fires, the Google Crisis Response team has made available Crisis Maps with information specific to the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in Ventura County. We are also publishing a KML with updated satellite imagery for use in Google. The maps contain a variety of available information, including shelters, traffic, fire perimeters, and some satellite imagery. As additional data becomes available, the team will add it to the maps.

NPR Wildfires Forecast Map

CDC: Risks and Protects from Wildfire Smoke

GeoMac Wildland Fire Support
A multi-agency government site.

Ready.gov Wildfire Page

Red Cross Wildfire Safety Checklist
Tips galore.

Covering Extreme Weather: What to Avoid and How to Get It Right
Tipsheet from Journalist’s Resource at Harvard. Focuses part of the research on wildfires.

Health Effects of Wildfires
Links from the National Library of Medicine.

On the Map for Emergency Management
Access detailed U.S. Census Bureau reports on the workforce and population for current natural hazard and emergency-related events.

NOAA: State of the Climate — Wildfires
From May 2012.

Science Daily: Wildfire News

National Geographic Wildfire Basics
Good stats and science behind wildfires.

Study: Preventing Wildfires: Fuel Treatments in Forests

Mayo Clinic: Heat Stroke
Symptoms, treaments, etc.

AP Interactive: National Wildfires Map

Mashable: How Social Media is Helping Colorado Wildfire Relief

HowStuffWorks.com: How Wildfires Work

Study: Long-Term Perspective on Wildfires in the Western US

CDC Fire Deaths Map
Click on the image map to find listings of fire deaths by state.

Twitter.com: 2007 Southern California Fires Coverage List
A quick scan of headlines.

FirefightersNetwork.com

International Association of Fire Chiefs

CDC: List of Fire Associations

FirefightersNetwork.com

Emergency Preparedness on a Shoestring

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Looks at safety concerns, studies, expert resources, etc.

Nieman Lab: Dangers of Covering Environmental Disasters
Dealing with the physical and mental toll of covering wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters.

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