Wild Fire

Indigenous fire marshal office (IFMO)

Blaine Wiggins, M.A.
Executive Director, AFAC

Painting as a research method

Jean Slick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Royal Roads University

Risky Ground (summer 2014 edition)

This issue of Risky Ground looks at disasters caused by natural and not so natural events, and highlights a new geomorphic find in Yukon. It advertizes several upcoming meetings and field schools in hazard science. A large part of the issue reviews the Oso landslide

Lesser Slave Lake Regional Urban Interface Wildfire – Lessons Learned (Final Report)

The wildfires that threatened the Lesser Slave Lake region in May of 2011 resulted in the largest disaster in the history of Alberta. Never have so many people been evacuated, or so much property been lost. Never has there been a rebuilding job like the one faced in the aftermath of the wildfires – roughly a quarter of the Town of Slave Lake was destroyed along with a large number of structures in the adjoining Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No.124.

From Disaster to Renewal: The Centrality of Business Recovery to Community Resilience

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) commissioned Griffith University to undertake a series of case studies examining the economic recovery of rural communities following natural disasters. The objective of the project is to critically review current economic recovery practices in Australia and, based on both field research and extensive literature reviews, develop proposals to improve approaches to facilitating economic recovery after disasters.

Impacts of wildfires: Aftermath at individual and community levels?

Wildfires are becoming a greater concern in many areas of the world. In this article, focus is on wildfires in two rural communities in Canada with emphasis on the aftermath at both the individual and community levels. Through open- ended interviews, information was generated about individual experiences with recovery and the creation of groups in the communities post-wildfire. The findings reveal that despite the differences in the severity of the fires, residents at both sites experienced impacts after the event.

Study of Impact and the Insurance and Economic Cost of a Major Earthquake in British Columbia and Ontario/Québec

AIR Worldwide (AIR) was engaged by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) to conduct a study of the impact and the insurance and economic costs of major earthquakes affecting British Columbia and the Ontario/Québec region. This is the most comprehensive and all-inclusive study of its type yet done for Canada. It is intended to raise awareness and to serve as a valuable tool for the insurance industry, government agencies, regulators, disaster preparedness organizations and the public in planning for, and mitigating, the risk from future earthquakes in Canada.

How a Primary Resource Extraction Industry was Affected by Wilfdfire

How a Primary Resource Extraction Industry was Affected by Wilfdfire; Greg Bartlett and Larry Fremont (Rural Development Institute, Brandon; Saskatchewan Environment)  6.6 Mb


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