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What does it take to make a community fire adapted?


Communities that adapt to wildfire understand the risk and take individual and collective steps to prepare for wildfire. The actions in the larger community and in the landscapes surrounding them will reduce risk to public and firefighter safety, property, critical assets, the economy, and resources. An adapted community is more likely to successfully lower the negative impact of wildfire.

Fire professionals play an important role in the community effort to adapt to wildfire. The tools on this website are intended to help the fire professional communicate about fire adaptation and play that active and engaged role in helping communities reduce their risk from wildfire.

Communities may also find the information helpful as they use the full set of tools to reduce risk on the larger scale – the whole community.

There’s a place for everyone at the wildfire mitigation table. In fact, true mitigation can only be accomplished through collaboration and inclusiveness. Mitigating wildfire risk is a challenge we face together. “

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To Help You Communicate About Fire Adapted Communities

The following products are useful in educating others about Fire Adapted Communities and are available for download. All materials on this website are non-copyrighted and may be used freely without risk of copyright infringement.

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