Planning Framework for Protecting Commercial Building Occupants from Smoke During Wildfire Events

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
ASHRAE (formerly the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) offers guidance that recommends heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and building measures to minimize occupant exposures and health impacts from smoke during wildfire and prescribed burn smoke events. Read More

Firetopia – Interactive Map

Website / Interactive Map
Headwaters Economics / Community Planning Assistance for Wildifre
Click on the circles or use the navigation in this interactive map to learn more about land use planning for wildfire. Includes considerations and resources for community plans, land development, building and fire codes, fuels treatment, and funding and engagement. Read More

Planning for ASL Interpretation: A Guide For Facilitators

Agenda / Template / Tool
Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
This toolkit includes information and tips for planning events, communicating with interpreters and persons requesting interpretive services, and preparing facilitators, presenters, and the audience. Specific resources included for the state of Washington, but information in generally widely applicable. Read More

Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices Toolbox

Website / Interactive Map
Coalitions & Collaboratives
A selection of resources and tools from the Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices Toolbox focused on mitigation. Read More

NWCG Guide to Fire Weather Forecasts

Website / Interactive Map
NWCG
This publication is designed for firefighters at all experience levels and for early- to mid-career fire weather meteorologists to guide them on the field expectations of their forecasts. Read More

Fire Adapted Communities Pathways Tool

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network and Dr. Travis Paveglio
Improving fire outcomes for communities requires local organizing and action. The FAC Pathways Tool helps communities identify a set of strategies which are tailored to their strengths and needs, and based on practices which have been successful in communities similar to theirs.  The tool combines insights and experiences from community-based wildfire resilience practitioners and researchers... Read More

Smoke Resources from the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
This resource page has three handouts available for download. These resources came out of the Smoke Learning Group series hosted by FAC Net (spring – summer 2021) for FAC Net members, as well as the two-part Prescribed Fire and Community Health webinars co-hosted by FAC Net and the West Region of the Wildland Fire Leadership... Read More

Fire Adapted Communities Graphic and Facilitator’s Guide

Graphic / Illustration
Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
This graphic was designed to help explain the fire adapted communities (FAC) framework. It describes a set of components that make up community wildfire adaptation, and gives examples of specific programs and activities that communities can undertake to reduce their wildfire risk and increase their resilience. Remember, FAC is not a one-size-fits-all approach; every community’s... Read More

Tips for Engaging Elected Officials

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
In 2021, FAC Net hosted a learning group all about policy.  Close to 70 wildfire practitioners from 17 states convened virtually to learn more about how to engage with agencies, elected officials, staff, and more.  Learning group participants met monthly to deepen their individual skills, hear from those working in the policy sphere, and learn more about... Read More