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Common Understanding

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Anna Schmidt

on 2 March 2014

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Transcript of Common Understanding

Fire Adapted Community
Common Understanding
Fire history, ecology and terminology
Risk analysis
Coordination and faciliation
Leveraged resources
Communication (learn to tell our story)
Leadership (have a bench)
Collaborative Partnerships
Starts with a seed (champion)
Working together, sharing risks and rewards
Diverse participants
Shared sense of crisis, shared vision, shared sense of place
Different motivators - rallied around same cause
Generational change
Fire is a natural part of the environment.

We must adapt the way we design, build and live within these areas to prepare our communities for wildfire.

A fire adapted community understands its risks and takes actions that minimize harm.

It is all about adaptation and resilience.

The branches (elements of a FAC) may be different on different trees (individual communities), but the core is the same.
Healthy Forests/Land Management
Landscape level treatment
Reduce threat of fire spreading to or from the community
Land management practices
Prescribed fire
Home Preparedness
Reduce ignition risks
Use programs such as Firewise and Ready, Set, Go!
Developers and builders using fire-resistant materials
Fire resistant landscaping
Preparing for post-fire recovery
Harvest, Share, Plant
Efforts will yield results (both expected and unexpected)
Understand and share!
Encourage FAC strategies in other communities
Plant the seeds
Fire Department Planning
Response capabilities
Participation in Ready, Set, Go!
Local Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Key points:
Ability to convene
Relationship with community
Government Participation and Planning
Meaningful engagement
Adopt/enforce policy
CWPP process
Provide resources
Support community efforts
Your community
You prioritize.

You determine your path towards adapation.

What branch would you add?

Business Resilience
Pre- and post- disaster redevelopment plans
Discussed wildfire coverage with insurace companies
Communication needs during an incident
Understand, and can respond to, varied impacts
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