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

  • Nominations due Friday Nov. 21 for new Wildfire Mitigation Award

    Are you a leader, an innovator or a pioneer? The new Wildfire Mitigation Award has been created just for you! Please nominate yourself, your organization or a worthy colleague for any of three categories of this prestigious award sponsored by NFPA, the National Association of State Foresters, and the International...




  • NFPA Journal column reflects on measuring prevention success

    The November/December NFPA Journal is out and in its latest WildfireWatch column, I reflect on how prevention programs measure their success. For some backstory, NFPA’s LinkedIn page discussion board for wildland fire management, Firewise, and Fire Adapted Communities hosted a great discussion over August and September wrestling with the question...




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