Fire adaptation is for everyone



who is involved in community fire adaptation

Within the community fire adaptation framework, everyone has a role to play.

When taking on fire adapted communities work, it is important to ask who is at the table, who is not at the table, who you could be working with, and what might be possible if you work together.

This effort is large and complex and we need all hands on deck. 

Let’s tap into our collective creativity, tools, knowledge, and understanding, and listen to a diversity of perspectives to make this work and fit the unique context of our special place.

There are no constraints on each role – and we can’t do it alone. 

Community members, local governments, busiensses, and evironmental and fire management organizations. 

Community members can take an active role in reducing the potential for home iginition and taking part in community wide discussions to reduce fire risk. 

Local governments can create policies, regulations, and resoruces to help communities become more fire adapted and resilient.

Environmental and fire management agencies and organizations can provide technical assistance and resources to help communites become better prepared.

No role is specific to one entity.

resources from across the nation

washington specific resources

In Washington, we are working with partners and WAFAC members to curate and create resources unique to our State – and tailored for you.


what is your role?

You may take on many different roles in your community fire adaptation efforts.  Below you will find resources specific to those roles and to help you be better prepared for, to respond to, and recover from wildfire.


State and federal entities offer community wildfire assistance programs focused on cooperation and collaboration. They provide funding and technical expertise for hazardous fuel reduction on non-federal lands, Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs), prevention efforts to reduce human-caused fires, wildland fire training for fire departments, and rangeland fire protection associations (RFPAs), business continuity planning, and community recovery efforts. Check-out a few resources available in our State.

Financial Assistance Programs