Saying Goodbye to One of the Greats

Enrico “Henry” Quarantelli, 1924-2017

By Jolie Breeden

For nearly 60 years, the work of Enrico L. "Henry" Quarantelli has deepened our understanding of the human impacts of disasters. Now we must say goodbye to the indefatigable researcher who devoted his life to the field.


We Cannot Stand Alone

Human-Caused Fires Call for Human Collaboration

By Jay Stalnacker

In the wake of recent 74-acre wildfire in Sunshine Canyon, Boulder County Wildland Fire Management Officer Jay Stalnacker reflects on the changing nature of fire in the wildland urban interface—including human impacts, and how we, as humans, can work together to mitigate them.


Near Misses and Far-Sightedness

Boulder Fire Is a Reminder of the Need for Community Collaborations

By Hannah Brenkert-Smith

A fire in Sunshine Canyon near Boulder on March 18 highlighted the dangers faced by residents living in the Wildland-Urban Interface. But innovative approaches to collaborating with communities have can have a postive impact. Hannah Brenkert-Smith tells how one effort—the WiRē Team—works to help homeowners reduce their risk.


From Start to Finish

Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC Collaborates for a More Disaster Resilient Australia

By Lauren Price

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Center is now nearing four years of a program that has researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and the public collaborating from the very beginnings of a project to the end. Center director Mike Rumsewicz recently visited Colorado to talk about their work.


Better Together

Community Wildfire Collaborations at Work in Boulder County

By Jolie Breeden

After a recent fire in Boulder County, the Natural Hazards Center turned to experts in our backyard to learn more about the changing nature of wildfire. Read more about what we learned in two great pieces from Hannah Brenkert-Smith and the Wildfire Research (WiRē) Team, and Jay Stalnacker of Boulder County Fire Management.