Wildland Fire Policy Committee
Updates & Action Items
Feds Issue Phase II of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
The IAFC encourages fire department leaders to contribute to education and implementation...
About the Committee
The IAFC is committed to promoting nationwide efforts to reduce wildfire threats through aggressive prevention, public information and education, mitigation, preparation and response efforts. This webpage is an online resource and information network to fire departments to promote awareness of structural/wildland fire information and issues.
Review the Wildland Fire Policy Committee's Initiatives and Action Plan (pdf)
The wildland-urban interface (WUI) is the fastest growing fire problem in the United States. This problem is growing each year as millions of people continue to build homes in high-risk interface areas and as local, state and federal government attempts to address fuel modification in the interface continue to meet social resistance to a balanced fuels reduction plan. The direct threat to life and high-valued property in the interface (suburbs) has been demonstrated in cities, towns, counties and communities throughout the country. The direct and indirect costs of an extreme fire event can reach multi-billion dollar dimensions; impacts on the infrastructure of a community can include damage and disruption of water supply, utilities and transportation systems. These fires threaten high-valued community assets including recreational resources, cultural icons, endangered species, grazing crops, jobs, and community health & commerce.
Chief Bob Roper
Ventura County (CA) Fire Department
IAFC releases two new reports
Application Period Opens for DHS Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
Fire Prevention: An Opportunity to Make a Difference
Energizer and the IAFC Remind Families to Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® November 1