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    Author(s): Michael Bradley
    Date: 1995
    Source: In: Weise, David R.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. The Biswell symposium: fire issues and solutions in urban interface and wildland ecosystems; February 15-17, 1994; Walnut Creek, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-158. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 113-114
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    The traditional approach to planning for public fire protection has been based on independent actions by each fire department or district. The county fire chiefs’ associations, while providing interagency communication, were not adequate to deal with the regional nature of the wildland urban interface problem. The formation of the East Bay Fire Chiefs’ Consortium grew out of the need to provide regional solutions to these problems. This group is composed of representatives from all agencies that provide protection in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in a common urban wildland interface zone more than 30 miles in length. The East Bay Fire Chiefs’ Consortium serves as a clearinghouse for issues such as policy development, vegetation management, public education, fire response planning, and coordination of interdepartmental training.

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    Bradley, Michael. 1995. East bay fire chiefs'' consortium. In: Weise, David R.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. The Biswell symposium: fire issues and solutions in urban interface and wildland ecosystems; February 15-17, 1994; Walnut Creek, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-158. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 113-114

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