Surviving Wildifre Book

“A very compelling read and extremely informative. The combination of the author’s real-life experience and her diligent research makes this a very helpful handbook for people living with the risk of wildfire.”
Michele Steinberg, Manager – Firewise Communities Program
National Fire Protection Association

“I will definitely recommend Surviving Wildfire to homeowners and insurance professionals; it is a great, comprehensive resource! Masterson explains everything in understandable, objective language that is anchored in her personal experience.”
Carole Walker, Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association

“The County staff reviewed Surviving Wildfire and everyone agreed: this is a great, comprehensive resource. It should be mandatory reading for anyone living in the WUI. I know I could’ve benefited greatly by this book in my role as Fire Recovery Manager. I will certainly urge homeowners to read it and get prepared.”
Garry Sanfacon, Fire Recovery Manager
Boulder County Fourmile Canyon, Colorado

“Linda’s impeccable research and concise writing style provide the information that we all need, but few of us have, in order to be reasonably prepared for wildfire. We highly recommend that you read Surviving Wildfire.”
Wes Rutt, Outreach and Education Chair
Colorado State Tree Farmers

“…Surviving Wildfire is worthy of the highest recommendation, especially for anyone who lives in or near fire-prone lands; reading it could literally save lives.”
Small Press Bookwatch

Surviving Wildfire is a must-read for people who are considering moving to the WUI and also those who are already living in their dream homes. This comprehensive book not only covers what you can do to reduce risk of losing your home to wildfire, but also how to recover if disaster strikes. Small but power packed, this book gives vital information on how to determine fire risk on a property before you buy; how to reduce risk through building materials, landscaping, and site selection; how and why certain fires become catastrophic; and what to do if you lose your home to wildfire. Masterson walks you step by step through the insurance maze to ensure you have the best chance of getting what you paid for. I highly recommend this book to Homeowner Associations, communities, developers, and anyone else who lives or works in the WUI.”
Helen McGranahan, Firewise Board Chair
Silver Star Subdivision, Custer, South Dakota
Endorsements from the Fire Service

“A wake-up call for anyone who lives with wildfire risk. Solidly researched, easy to read and reference, and full of information that could save homes…and lives.”
Dave Zader, Fire Manager
Boulder, Colorado

“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