WAFAC is a peer learning network that supports local action, connects people to resources, facilitates results, and informs and influences on-the-ground projects to help Washington better live with wildfire.

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“Fire adapted communities” or (FAC) are communities that understand their risk and are taking action to better prepare for, respond to and recover from wildfire. In Washington, fire adaptation means accepting fire as part of the surrounding landscape, taking action to reduce risk and the need for extensive protection actions, and continuously adapting to live safely with wildfires.

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Who takes action?

Because all stakeholders share wildfire risk, everyone shares responsibility.

Video:  Understanding Your Role
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Graphic:  Roles
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When to take action?

Everyone can start living with wildfire at any point: before, during, or after.

Facilitation Guide:  The Fire Adaptation Cycle – Before, During, and After
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Graphic:  Before, During, After
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What actions to take?

FAC is not a one-size-fits-all approach; actions will vary from place to place.

FAC Graphic and Facilitator’s Guide:  Examples of Activities and Programs

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fire adapted community? What is the WAFAC Learning Network?

Frequently Asked Questions

English   +   Spanish