Fire Adapted Community (FAC): is a community located in a fire-prone area that requires little assistance from firefighters during a wildfire. Residents of these communities accept responsibility for living in a high fire-hazard area. They possess the knowledge and skills to:
• Prepare their homes and property to survive wildfire.
• Evacuate early, safely and effectively.
• Survive, if trapped by wildfire.
Why is This Important?
Fire departments fight fires along the Wilderness Urban Interface (WUI), defined as areas where homes are built near or among lands prone to wildfire. WUI’s exist in every state and county and are considered a higher risk of wildland, rangeland, brush or forest fires.
"A Fire Adapted Community Can Survive Wildfire with Little or No Assistance from Firefighters"
Living with Fire: Wildfire Preparedness Plan is a comprehensive guide to prepare your home to survive a wilfire. it explains the importance of evacuation and how to survive if trapped. learn more on how to prepare and work towards becoming a fire Adaptive community.
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Learn about Fire Adapted Communities: The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness.
For more information on how to prepare your home and property or help to become a "Fire Adaptive Community" contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lake Chinook Fire & Rescue at 541-629-8911