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Economic benefits of wildfire prevention education




Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station


Fire Management Today


During that period of time, these four types of fire represented 36 percent of all wildfires and 9 percent of all acres burned in Florida (fig.1). Prestemon and others (2010) found that by reducing accidently ignited wildfires, Florida and its residents avoided the associated costs of firefighting and economic losses, such as property damage, timber loss, large-scale evacuations, and medical expenditures (for example, from issues associated with smoke inhalation.


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.

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