Source: Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District
The development of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is the process whereby a community collaboratively seeks to clarify and prioritizes actions that will protect life, property and infrastructure from wildfire. It seeks to identify the community’s values and develop strategies regarding what type of wildfire mitigation measures are desirable, thus leading the community through an evaluation process that examines the best options to protect community assets. The planning process includes local citizens, interested parties and stakeholders who have social, ecological or economic interests in the community who are invited to participate in CWPP discussion forums. Participation in a collaborative planning process with local fire agency officials in developing a comprehensive wildfire mitigation strategy for the Wildland Urban Interface community defines the ultimate goal. Community stakeholders, interested parties and local agencies within the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District have participated in development of this Community Wildfire Protection Plan.