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Through our wildland programs, guidance, education and platforms, the IAFC supports your department or organization’s prevention, mitigation and response efforts to the threat of wildland fire in your community. Working together, we raise awareness about wildland fire risks. Learn more, access resources and get involved with: 

Wildland Urban Interface

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RSG! Program Departments Community Education Hours
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Wildland-Urban Interface

March 21 - 23, 2017
Reno, NV
Three essential tracks - Fire Adapted Communities, operations & suppression, and policy & tools - ensure you and your team get everything you need to minimize and manage threats in the WUI.
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Extreme fire events in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) are a growing challenge.

Threats to life, property, infrastructure and community assets, coupled with the direct and indirect costs of extreme fire events make coordinated prevention, planning and response imperative.

Individuals and organizations from property owners, fire departments, community leaders and businesses to local, state, tribal and federal organizations all have a critical role and stake in the increasing wildland fire threat.

The IAFC wildland portal organizes resources and information into four sections based on the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy:

  • Suppression
  • Fire-adapted
  • Resilient landscapes
  • Policy

The portal provides resources and information for prevention, mitigation and response in your community and toward collaborative engagement and decision-making that acknowledges the threat crosses community boundaries and recognizes the interdependence and statutory responsibilities among jurisdictions.

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Hero in You

Two-minute video including overview of steps homeowners and communities can take to be fire-adapted. Embed, download or play this video as part of your Fire Adapted Community outreach.

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