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

  • Catching Up with Texas A&M Forest Service

    Last week, the Firewise Program enjoyed spending time with the Texas A&M Forest Service staff at Fire Rescue International 2014 in Dallas, Texas. FRI 2014, hosted by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), brought together chief fire officers from around the country and internationally to learn about advances in...

  • Highlights from the FAC Reference Guide: Planning & Regulatory Considerations

    The recently released “Guide to Fire Adapted Communities” – created by the Fire Adapted Community Coalition – highlights in its chapter 4, planning and regulatory considerations that can make a difference in a community at risk to wildfire. It also highlights the beneficial role urban planners can play in a...

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