Surviving Wildfire - Bibliography

Keeping with our user-friendly theme for homeowners, we've deviated from the standard bibliography format and listed references by topic. A vast array of materials also came from the websites listed in Resources.


Communities at Risk Report. National Association of State Foresters, 2011.

Wildfire. Congressional Research Service, Report RL30755 2005.

The Public and Wildland Fire Management: Social Science Findings for Managers. USDA Forest Service,
General Technical Report NRS-1, November 2006.

The Wildland-Urban Interface in the United States. V.C. Radeloff, et al. Ecological Society of America, Ecological Applications 15(3) 2005.

Demographic Trends, the Wildland-Urban Interface and Wildfire Management. Roger B. Hammer, Susan I. Stewart, Voker C. Radeloff. Society and Natural Resources 22:777-782, 2009.

Wildfire Hazards – A National Threat. U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Department of the Interior Fact Sheet 2006-3015.

How Homes are Lost to Wildfires. Tennessee Firewise Communities Program. Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry.

Addressing Community Wildfire Risk: A Review and Assessment of Regulatory and Planning Tools. Clarion Associates. The Fire Protection Research Foundation, National Fire Protection Association, 2011.

Wildland Fire Summary and Statistics. National Interagency Coordination Center, Annual Report 2011.

Wildfire Hazards – A National Threat. U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Dept. of Interior Fact Sheet 2006-3015.

Fire in the Wildland-Urban Interface, Understanding Fire Behavior. Randall, Cotton. University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, Southern Center for Wildland-Urban Interface Research and Information.

Wildland-Urban Fire – A Different Approach. Jack D. Cohen. Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service.

Preventing Disasters: Home Ignitability in the Wildland-Urban Interface. Jack D. Cohen. Journal of Forestry 98(3):15-21 2000.

Case Study: Lives Lost, Lessons Learned. The Victims and Survivors of the 2005-2006 Texas and Oklahoma Wildfires. Bob Mutch and Paul Keller. Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center, 2010.

How Bushfires Set Houses Alight – Lessons from Ash Wednesday. Ecos 43, Autumn 1985.

Your Guide to Bushfire Safety 2011-2012, Prepare. Act. Survive. Bushfire Ready, Government of Australia.

Wildland Fire Fatalities in the U.S. 1990 to 1998. Richard Mangan. USDA Forest Service, Technology & Development Program. 9E92P30-Fire Entrapment Avoidance, 1999.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. U.S. Census Bureau, 2012.

Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology. National Wildfire Coordinating Group PMS 205. November 2008.

Potential for Future Development on Fire-Prone Lands. Patricia Gude, et al. Society of American Foresters. Journal of Forestry, June 2008.

Brush, Grass and Forest Fires. Marty Ahrens. National Fire Protection Association, Fire Analysis and Research Division, 2010.

Published Incidents Involving Wildland Fires. National Fire Protection Association Catastrophic and Large-Loss Fires Reports, 2006-2010. One Stop Data Shop, Fire Analysis and Research Division, 2012.

Can We Stop Mega Fires? Bob Cavage and Tony Morris. Wildfire Research Network, USA. Aerial Firefighting Conference Presentation, 2011.

Findings and Implications from a Coarse-Scale Global Assessment of Recent Selected Mega-Fires. Jerry Williams, et al. International Wildland Fire Conference, 2011.

Wildfire Fuels and Fuel Reduction. Ross W. Gorte, Congressional Research Service Report for Congress,
7-5700 R40811, 2009.

Effects of Wildland-Urban Interface Fuel Treatments on Potential Fire Behavior and Ecosystem Services in the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Christopher C. Hamma. California Polytechnic State University, 2011.

Infamous Wildland Fires Around the World. Bill Gabbert. Lessons Learned Center, 2011.


Developing Land in Florida with Fire in Mind: Recommendations for Designers, Developers, and Decision Makers. University of Florida, IFAS Extension. FOR 63.

Urban-Wildland 2000 Interface Code. Section 504. Ignition Resistant Building Materials.

Wildland Urban Interface Products. CAL-Fire Engineering Division. Building Materials Listing Program, 2011.

Communities Compatible with Nature. Firewise Communities Program.

Safer from the Start, A Guide to Firewise-Friendly Development. Firewise Communities Program.

Wildfire...Are You Prepared? U.S. Fire Administration, FA-287/August 2004.

Forest Home Fire Safety. Colorado State University Extension, Fact Sheet No. 6.304.

FireWise Plant Materials. Colorado State University Extension, Fact Sheet No. 6.305.

Living with Wildfire: A Guide for Homeowners. The Burn Institute.

Protect Your Property from Wildfire. Regional Guides.

Wildfire Home Assessment & Checklist. Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.

Addressing Community Wildfire Risk: A Review and Assessment of Local Regulatory and Planning Tools. Backyards and Beyond Conference, October 2011.

Fire in the South: The Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment. Southern Group of State Foresters, 2008.

Living with Fire. Colorado State Forest Service, USDA Forest Service.

Wildfire Preparedness: Reducing Risk, Protecting Assets. Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State of Montana.

Homeowners Checklist: How to Make Your Home Fire Safe. CAL Fire, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Wildfire Safety Guide: Before, During and After a Wildfire. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Family Emergency Plan. FEMA

Ready, Set, Go! Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan. Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association, Fire Marshal's Association.

Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Preparedness for Farmers, Ranchers and Growers; and Ready, Set, Go! For Trail Users. Ventura County, California Fire Department and Ready, Set, Go!

Fire Safety and Brush Management for Private Property. City of San Diego, California.

Will you be prepared for the next wildfire? A wildfire awareness guide for safeguarding your home, possessions, and family. County of San Diego, California Office of Emergency Services.

Saving the Whole Family. American Veterinary Medical Association.


Wildfires and Insurance. Paul Kovacs. Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, ICLR Research Series, No. 11, 2001.

Evaluating Insurance. Daniel Schwarcz. Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 10-65, 2011.

Homeowners Insurance: Don't Forget the Keys. Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association.

Insurance Satisfaction Study. Insurance Research Council, 2009.

Roadmap to Recovery: How to Navigate the Insurance Claims Process. Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association.

Wildfires: Insurance Tips. State of Oregon.

Insurance Checklist and Tips. Association of California Insurance Companies.

Reevaluating Standardized Insurance Policies. Daniel Schwarcz. University of Minnesota Law School. Legal Studies Research Paper Series Bi, 10-65, 2011.

Is There Any Value? Reevaluating Homeowners Insurance Valued Policy Laws. Pete Molk. Yale Law School, 2011.

Valued Policy Laws, Summary by State. Smith, Rolfes & Skavdahl LPA.


Picking Up the Pieces after a Fire. American Red Cross.

Help After a Disaster: Applicant's Guide to the Individual's and Households Program. FEMA 545. July 2008.

After A Fire: Is the Food Safe? USDA-FSIS, April 2002.

Food Safety Issues After a Fire. Pat Kendall, PhD, RD. Colorado State University Extension, 2010.


Fire: A Brief History by Stephen J. Pyne (2001). A concise survey of themes and phases.

Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire by Stephen J. Pyne (1982). A fire history of America through the 1970s.

Tending Fire: Coping with America's Wildland Fires by Stephen J. Pyne (2004). Offers a concise survey of understandings and options for the future.

America's Fires: A Historical Context for Policy and Practice by Stephen J. Pyne (2010). Updated the story for the Forest History Society's issues series.