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

  • South Carolina community turns awareness into action

    Media coverage of wildland fires often creates or renews situational awareness among residents in neighboring communities; and often acts as a motivator for residents to implement steps to reduce vulnerability. Following the March 2013 Carolina Forest wildland fire in the Windsor Green neighborhood that destroyed 108 units in more than...

  • Men’s Journal article dives into the U.S wildfire problem

    In its August issue, just out on newsstands, Men’s Journal magazine highlights America’s wildfire problem and what the country is trying to do to tackle this growing crisis. Author David H. Freedman, in his article titled, “America is Burning,” examines the many different aspects of the fire problem including climate...

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