Local fire departments and state and federal firefighters navigate the challenging and dangerous frontlines of wildfire suppression, and above all, are charged with public and personnel safety. Because first responders typically experience a high level of community trust, they have a unique opportunity to support their community not only during the fire but before and after, as well.

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First Responders:

tools you can use

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When utilizing these toolkits, we encourage you to collaborate with local partners to facilitate community conversations and adopt a set of actions unique to your community.

WHAT’S IN EACH TOOLKIT?

A 3-part video series

Presentation template with facilitator’s notes and talking points

Sample meeting/workshop agenda, including links to resources

HOW TO USE THE TOOLKITS

Everyone

  1. Select a topic.
  2. Watch the videos! Each set of videos can be viewed in about 20 minutes. The videos are in Spanish, with subtitles provided in English.
  3. Download the presentation template to review concepts introduced in the videos.
  4. Check-out the resources listed in the sample agendas.

Facilitators

  1. Use the sample agenda to provide a framework for community discussions. The resources listed can be used to develop content for presentations, increase understanding of the subject, and shared with event participants.
  2. Enter information unique to your place into the presentation. General talking points and presenter notes are provided for each topic.
  3. Incorporate the videos into presentations and share them with event participants.

 

Please feel free to download, use, and adapt the resources to fit your needs.

SMOKE READY COMMUNITIES


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Smoke can impact even the healthiest individuals and there are actions that we can take to better live with smoke. In this module, you will learn how smoke can impact your health, what you can do to reduce its effects, and how to find air quality updates and recommendations to stay safe.

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Sample Agenda + Resources

English     /    Spanish

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Presentation Template + Talking Points

Videos

Spanish Audio/English Subtitles

PREPARING FOR EVACUATION


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This module will provide you with information that you need to know to safely evacuate. It will introduce notification systems, the steps to prepare for evacuation, what to expect at evacuation shelters, and best practices if you are unable to evacuate – a last resort.

IMPORTANT: You may not receive an evacuation alert/notice.  If you feel unsafe at any time, leave immediately.  Call 9-1-1.

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Sample Agenda + Resources

English     /    Spanish

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Presentation Template + Talking Points

Videos

Spanish Audio/English Subtitles

With gratitude and appreciation, this toolkit was supported by and developed in collaboration with Sachamama, WRCD staff, The Nature Conservancy, Community Advancement for Family Education, Nuestra Casa, Chelan County Fire District 1, Cascadia Conservation District, and the Latino Community Fund.

 

 

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This project was made possible through support provided by the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of Agriculture United State Forest Service (USFS), and The Watershed and Research and Training Center (WTRC) to the Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council (WRCD).  The content and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the USFS, BLM, DOI, WTRC, or the WRCD and no official endorsement should be inferred.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

ON A MISSION IN WASHINGTON

As handy as it might be, there is no road map or checklist for fire adaptation. The scale of our task and the geographically distinct regions of our state demand that smart people with different perspectives come together. Together, we’re making headway living with wildfire in Washington.

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Washington 99999

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