Communities in wildfire prone areas are learning what it takes to be fully prepared for wildland fire. A Fire Adapted Community incorporates people, buildings, businesses, infrastructure, cultural resources, and natural areas into the effort to prepare for the effects of wildland fire. This website offers information and specific actions you can take, no matter what your role, to reduce your risk to the next wildfire. Do your part to protect your community today!

The 411 on Fire Adapted Communities

  • More Cases for Fire Adaptation: Land Managers and the Surrounding Environment

    The new Guide to Fire Adapted Communities is not just for residents and fire departments. The issues of fuels management and forest health bring forest & land managers into the fold for a successful Fire Adapted Community as well. Chapter 3 in the guide focuses on the surrounding environment and...




  • A case for fire adaptation: collaboration in Prescott, Arizona

    The Prescott Area Wildland/Urban Interface Commission was born in 1990 from the flames of an earlier fire in the region. The 1983 Thumb Butte fire was a catalyst for a long-term effort to improve communication and standardization of equiment among area firefighting agencies. This broad collaborative approach blossomed over the...




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