PDF of the report entitled "Mitigation of the Rural Fire Problem report" (Dec. 2007) produced by NFPA and USFA. This is a document from 10 years ago, and looked at the Rural Fire Problem. It's a lengthy document, but check out the Table of Contents, particularly Chapter 3 and Appendix E (Best Practices).
Also, the NFPA Journal July/August 2008 published an article which summarizes the 2007 report. (It's a much shorter read, and provides the essential elements from the study)