The following toolkits can help get you to get a quick start on key wildfire preparedness activities. Remember, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to preparedness, response, and recovery – and so the toolkits do not include a comprehensive set of actions to prepare yourself or your community for wildfire but will help to start you on your journey to better live with wildfire.

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.


TOOLKITS

FIRE ADAPTED LANDSCAPES

This module introduces the role and benefits of fire on the landscape, some of the factors driving the frequency and severity of wildfires in our region, and why it is important to prepare our communities to live safely with wildfire.

Videos

Spanish Audio/English Subtitles

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FIRE ADAPTED COMMUNITIES

What can we do to better prepare for wildfire, and how we as individuals can start to take action? Learn how to prepare our families, develop a family communication plan, how to sign up for emergency alerts, and engage your neighbors.

Videos

Spanish Audio/English Subtitles

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PREPARING FOR EVACUATION

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.

Videos

Spanish Audio/English Subtitles

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SMOKE READY COMMUNITIES

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.

Videos

Spanish Audio/English Subtitles

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PREPARING YOUR HOME AND LANDSCAPE

This module focuses on how homes ignite during a wildfire and actions that you can take to protect your home.

Videos

Spanish Audio/English Subtitles

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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.