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  • September 6, 2017
    Responding to current resource and response challenges with wildland fires in the Northwest, Hurricane Harvey and the approach of Hurricane Irma, IAFC Go Teams are ready to deploy to any location in the U.S. to assist local, state, tribal and federal officials with the myriad duties relating to fire resources and job tasks. read more
  • October 18, 2017
    Recent wildfires in Sonoma and Napa killed several people, destroyed more than 3,500 homes, forced the evacuation of about 100,000 people and impacted numerous wineries. GIS technology can provide first responders with tools to help manage wildfires. read more
  • July 17, 2017
    The key to a successful and sustainable drone program is to have a supporting infrastructure in place before that first flight. read more
  • May 16, 2017
    For years, departments have struggled with events that require EMS providers to provide care across state lines. Public safety doesn’t stop at the state line, so why should the ability of personnel providing this service stop here? read more

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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: 

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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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IAFC's Wildland Fire Programs are funded in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service. 

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