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    Author(s): Howard E. Moore
    Date: 1981
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-050. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 44 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    This guide, based on a literature review and personal contacts, offers recommendations and standards for procedures in reducing losses of residences from wildfires. Possible solutions to the problem of fire protection are discussed in the broad areas of land-use planning and zoning, property development, structural design and construction, landscaping, accessories, occupant activities, and financial incentives. The problem of reducing fire losses in undeveloped areas is also discussed and solutions proposed. The guide is intended for homeowners, lawmakers, and members of the building, planning, and financial communities.

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    Moore, Howard E. 1981. Protecting residences from wildfires: a guide for homeowners, lawmakers, and planners. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-50. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 44 p.

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    fire prevention (structures), fire hazard reduction, water supply (residential), urban-wildland fire interface, insurance, construction materials (buildings)

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