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Economic benefits of wildfire prevention education

Author(s): L. Annie Hermansen-Baez, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, David T. Butry, Karen L. Abt, Ronda Sutphen
Year Published: 2019

From mid-2002 to mid-2007, the State of Florida spent an average of $500,000 annually on fire prevention education to reduce four main types of fires ignited by humans: 1. debris-burning escapes, 2. campfire escapes, 3. children playing with fire, and 4. wildfires associated with smoking materials.

Citation: Hermansen-Báez, L. Annie; Prestemon, Jeffrey P.; Butry, David T.; Abt, Karen L.; Sutphen, Ronda. 2019. Economic benefits of wildfire prevention education. Fire Management Today 77(2):18-19.
Topic(s): Fire & Economics
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 20012
FRAMES RCS number: 58520
Record updated: Sep 19, 2019