Fire districts and managers everywhere are struggling to find ways to reach out to their communities and convince people that making their homes and communities more defensible isn't an option, it's a necessity, whether they live way out in the WUI (Wildland Urban Interface) or close to town. Surviving Wildfire's combination of in-depth research, real-life examples and firsthand experience will help motivate homeowners living with wildfire risk to take action now.

Surviving Wildfire has practical information, life-saving tips and advice from experts:

  • Assessing Your Risk
  • Firewise Building & Remodeling
  • Defensible Space You Can Live With
  • Advance Planning: A Pound of Prevention Can Save a Ton of Trouble
  • Evacuation Essentials: What to Take, When to Leave, How to Escape
  • Insurance: How Much You Need, What It Covers, How It Works
  • Filing a Claim: Insider Tips & Tactics
  • Recovery: Picking Up Your Pieces & Starting Over

"The fire research and preparedness information in this book is spot-on, and after 39 years of experience, I found the chapters on insurance and recovery real eye-openers. Surviving Wildfire gets through to people in ways that officials just cannot. I'm recommending it to everyone in our district."

Carl Solley, Fire Chief
Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District

"This is one of the best resources I've seen on wildfire preparedness. It delivers all the messages we're trying to get to home owners in ways they can understand and relate to. I wish everyone in the WUI would read this book and put the pocket guide on their refrigerator."

Dave Parmley, Fire Chief
Lake Dillon Fire Protection District, Summit County, Colorado

Ready to order?

We offer wholesale pricing on the book, pocket guide and reference cards.

Surviving Wildfire Book
Get Wildfire Smart Pocket Guide
The Insurance Smart Homeowner Reference Card
Wildfire Smart Home reference card

Put These Tools to Work

  • Use as an incentive for donations to the fire department
  • Sell books to raise money for your department or community projects
  • Give as gifts to firefighters and volunteers (the insurance information alone is priceless)
  • Include in seminar or workshop materials
  • Include in welcome packets for new residents
  • Link to this website
  • Recommend in community newsletters
  • Give as doorprizes at community events

Custom Imprint Program

We offer a custom imprint program for organizations, communities and companies that would like to use Surviving Wildfire book, Get Wildfire Smart pocket guide and/or reference cards as fundraiser items, education tools, or a way to reach out to their members, employees, customers or communities living with the risk of wildfire.

Our Customers Include

South Carolina Forestry Commission, FireWise Program

Colorado State Forest Service / Project Learning Tree

Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry

Woodside Fire Protection District, California

Duke University / Nicholas School of the Environment

Crystal Lakes Homeowners Association, Colorado

Grand Lake Fire Protection Dist. / Be Wildfire Ready

Summit County Citizens Fire Academy

Berthoud Fire Protection District, Colorado

Silver City Symposium on Preparedness, New Mexico

Coalition for the Upper South Platte

Missouri Dept. of Conservation / Home Ignition Zone Workshop

San Juan Mountains Association, Colorado

Tree Farmers, Colorado chapter

Oregon Firewise chapter