This graphic was designed to help explain the fire adapted communities (FAC) framework for community wildfire resilience. The graphic 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. Remember, FAC is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach; every community’s journey to living better with fire is unique. This graphic was created by the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network with input from community-based practitioners from across the United States.
This graphic is NOT comprehensive and does not include all of the potential actions or programs a community could undertake to advance fire adaptation. The graphic includes examples of some of the most common actions and programs. When talking about FAC, it is generally best to include examples that are relevant to efforts in your community. Remember that communities do not need to take every action to become fire adapted; any actions you take will help increase your community’s resilience and decrease your risk.
Click on any component of the FAC framework below to see resources and examples tailored to that segment of fire adaptation work.
Find a downloadable version of this graphic in English and in Spanish, as well as a facilitator’s guide, on FAC Net’s website.
To learn more about FAC, review this video by the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network and this toolkit by the Washington State Fire Adapted Communities Network.