USA Today Article: Report: San Diego failing at fire safety
REPORT AT http://www.sdfiresafety.org/SDRFSF_Media_Kit.pdfThe city and county of San Diego, still recovering from deadly wildfires in 2007, have failed to provide adequate fire protection and remain vulnerable to massive damage in the future, according to a report being released Tuesday.
HIGHLIGHT: 3. Land Use/Fuel Management
Nothing really new just succiently stated.Solution
The vulnerability of a home during a wildland fire
depends on three basic variables: location, building
design, and defensible space. Fire exploits the
weakest link. If any one of these variables is not
properly addressed, the chances a home will burn
during a wildland fire increases dramatically.
How to reduce fire risk is not a one-answer question.
It is critical to address all three variables of the fire-risk
reduction triad: location, design, and defensible space.
Other issues of interest to planners in the report include: