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

  • Technology aids wildland fire detection

    Early detection and aggressive initial attack helps keep wildland fires small, less dangerous, and less costly. “Safe, aggressive, initial attack” is one of the guiding principles of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. Over the years, we have searched for smoke with fire lookouts in towers, vehicle patrols and...




  • Hanging holiday lights can double as wildfire preparedness

    Share this tip with the person in your household that's assigned the dreaded task of hanging exterior holiday lights and make them a multi-tasking hero. With minimal extra effort, hanging festive lights from the roofline and eaves can do double-duty and also be a wildfire risk reduction project. I can...




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