Elected Officials & Government

Local government and staff, elected officials, planning departments

Elected officials and governments play a crucial role in wildfire preparedness through establishing building codes, planning for appropriate land use, supporting locally-led Community Wildfire Protection Plans and much more. These resources cover the wide array of ways elected officials and governments can engage on wildland fire. 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

Wildfires and Indigenous Populations

Website / Interactive Map
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
“In this three-part podcast we will hear from experts in Canada, the United States, and Australia about the health effects of wildfires and emergency management, indigenous fire practices to mitigate wildfire intensity, and the compounding effect climate change has on the future of wildfires.” Read More

Wildfire Research Fact Sheet Series

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
National Fire Protection Association and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
This Wildfire Research Fact Sheet series features wildfire research undertaken at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety research facility. Fact sheets cover roofing, vents, fences, etc Read More

Wildfire Partners Program Example

Website / Interactive Map
Wildfire Partners
This program provides an excellent example of effective partnership and wildfire risk reduction. Read More

Wildfire Mitigation Series

The Department of Energy and National Laboratories
A webinar series for utility companies to learn more about the wildfire mitigation capabilities and technologies. Read More

Understanding Federal Post-Fire Resources

Blog Post / Story
Brett Holt, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
Brett Holt is a Senior Stakeholder Relations Specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10 Office of External Affairs based in Washington. In FAC Net’s ongoing series of post-fire recovery blogs, Brett helps navigate federal programs, declarations and engagements that are available to a community during and after a wildfire. While this blog focuses in... Read More

Toolkit to Integrate Health and Equity into Comprehensive Plans

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
Sagar Shah and Brittany Wong
“American Planning Association’s Planning and Community Health (PCH) program developed this toolkit to help planners integrate health and equity considerations into their comprehensive plans. PCH advances practices that improve human environments to promote health and equity through policies, education, and place-based interventions.” Read More

Smoke Readiness for Low Income, Indigenous Communities

Bill Tripp
The October 2020 National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Conference featured a presentation on Smoke Readiness for Low Income, Indigenous Communities by Bill Tripp of the Karuk Tribe. Bill’s presentation begins at 1:27.10 and runs until 1:35.47.  Bill highlights the impacts of smoke to human health as well as the benefits of lower levels of smoke as... Read More

Rural Utilities Service

Website / Interactive Map
USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Utilities Service provides infrastructure and infrastructure improvements to rural communities. These programs, such as Water and Environmental Programs, Electric Programs, and Telecommunications Programs, may help rural utilities increase their resilience. Read More

Regional Wildfire Retrofit Guides

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
Insurance Institute of Business & Home Safety
Wildfire risks can vary from region to region, and are dependent on building codes, building styles, and topography. To address these differences, the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety developed a series of regional guides which include a risk assessment checklist and cost estimator to help home and business owners prioritize necessary retrofit projects. Read More
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