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Global Disaster Management: Fires

This research guide is a starting point for research into the management of global disasters. It supports Pitt classes and workshops like - Building Community Resilience to Global Hazards, as well as the Hazard SEES Team members and their research.


A smoke-jumper fighting a forest fire.

As more people make their homes in woodland settings - in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites, they face the very real danger of wildfire.

Wildfires are usually triggered by lightning or accidents. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes.

[From the official website of the Federal Emergency Management Agency]

General Information Resources

Case Study: Yarnell Hill

International Organizations