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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Rebuilding for a Resilient Recovery: Planning in California’s Wildland Urban Interface

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
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“California must comprehensively reshape how we rebuild after wildfires—or risk an unthinkable surge in costs and major setbacks to the state’s housing supply amidst a record housing crisis. That’s the finding of Rebuilding for a Resilient Recovery: Planning in California’s Wildland Urban Interface…” “The researchers studied three communities recently affected by fires—Santa Rosa (Tubbs Fire, 2017),... Read More


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California Electric Commission
This site offers modeling products for utility companies, fire risk managers, and policy makers. Read More

Protecting Outdoor Workers Exposed to Smoke from Wildfires

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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

Planning the Wildland Urban Interface

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
American Planning Association
Planning the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) offers planners an in-depth introduction to the wildland-urban interface as well as wildfire basics, challenges, trends and historical context. The material is presented the latest wildfire science and is available as a free download. Read More

Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery

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American Planning Association
A resource from the American Planning Association to help communities navigate the post-disaster recovery process. Includes briefing papers, pre-event recovery ordinances and more. Read More

Planning for ASL Interpretation: A Guide For Facilitators

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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

Planning Considerations: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
Federal Emergency Management Agency
This document supports state, local, tribal, and territorial partners in planning for evacuation and/or shelter-in-place actions. It summarizes characteristics that jurisdictions should consider when planning for evacuation and/or shelter-in-place operations and contains job aids and checklists that jurisdictions can customize to meet their needs for all disasters (regardless of scale). Read More

Planning Considerations: Disaster Housing– Guidance for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Partners

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
Federal Emergency Management Agency
This document provides guidance on national housing priorities, types of housing, key considerations and housing-specific planning recommendations for state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) jurisdictions to use as they develop disaster housing plans and strategies for their communities. Read More

Oregon Health Authority’s Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Toolkit for Wildfires

State of Oregon
This SmartSheet provides a database of resources in multiple languages to communicate with the public during disasters. Topics include how to clean up outdoor ash, the right respirator and fit, keeping food safe during an emergency, getting emergency refills from a pharmacy, and more. While many of the resources are from Oregon, some are national... Read More

National Institute of Standards and Technology Fire Research Division

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National Institute of Standards and Technology
This page offers a useful overview of the latest research, news and updates from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fire Research Division. Their work relates to how fire interacts with the built and natural environments as well as fire safety engineering, fire fighting, fire investigation, and more. Read More
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