Community Services

Churches, non-profit groups, social service organizations, schools

Community services play an important role in wildfire adaptation. From faith-based organizations active in community recovery to local non-profit organizations working to serve diverse communities, community service organizations often fill critical gaps in wildfire resilience. Resources below include guides on long term community resilience planning, working with aging and disability network providers as well as unhoused populations, and evacuation transportation planning for access and functional needs. Please note, some resources might be applicable to multiple roles within the community.

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Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
National Wildland Fire Coordinating Group
The Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide provides basic background information on relevant programs and terminology for those seeking to enhance their community’s wildfire mitigation efforts. Read More

Wildfire Safety

American Red Cross
Tips and resources for planning for safety and evacuation during a wildfire. The page includes videos, checklists, and resources to help children prepare for emergencies. Read More

Wildfire Outreach Materials

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US Fire Administration
This site provides awareness and prevention materials to share with your community. The goal of the materials is to help your community better live with wildland urban interface fires. Read More

Wildfire Mitigation Plan – Anaheim Public Utilities

Website / Interactive Map
City of Anaheim
“This [Wildfire Mitigation Plan] serves to establish methods and procedures used to construct, maintain, and operate the Utilities electrical lines and equipment to minimize the risk of wildfire posed by its infrastructure. The provisions in the Plan outline the preventative strategies and actions for fire prevention and suppression activities and specific operational response during elevated... Read More

USDA Resource Guide for Rural Workforce Development

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
USDA Rural Development Innovation Center
This guide provides information on workforce development, federal agency programs, and other resources available through the US Department of Agriculture. The guide is a resource for communities seeking to increase capacity for landscape treatments or residential mitigation through expansion of the workforce. Read More

Smokey for Kids

Website / Interactive Map
Ad Council, National Association of State Foresters, USDA Forest Service
A kid-focused portion of the national Smokey Bear fire prevention program, this site contains activities, games, and resources that allow kids to learn more about fire prevention. Kids are able to make stories and design their own coloring pages. Read More

Reducing Utility-Related Wildfire Risk: Utility Wildfire Mitigation Strategy and Roadmap for the Wildfire Safety Division

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
Wildfire Safety Division, California Public Utilities Commission
Strategy to reduce utility-related wildfire risk. Contains information on the drivers of utility wildfires and the current state of utility wildfire mitigation in California. Identifies priorities actions, metrics to enable utility improvement, and more. Focused on California, but can provide a good example nationwide. Read More

Ready.Gov for Kids

Website / Interactive Map
US Department of Homeland Security
This portion of the Ready.Gov website is focused on kids and families. Sort resources by age and find resources both for kids and the families and organizations which serve them. Spanish language resources available. Read More

Ready.gov – Wildfires

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This page offers basic tips, resources, videos, and social media graphics focused on actions you can take before, during and after wildfires. Resources are available for kids, families, residents, pet-owners and more. Read More

Protecting Outdoor Workers Exposed to Smoke from Wildfires

Website / Interactive Map
State of California Department of Industrial Relations
This website contains important information and resources focused on protection of outdoor workers from hazardous air quality as a result of wildland fire smoke exposure. While focused on California requirements, helpful links are provided which are applicable nationwide. Read More
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