Community wildfire practitioners are the “spark plugs” in a community who are working with their neighbors, fire departments, agency partners, and others to prepare their community for the eventuality of wildfire. Many are organized as Fire Safe Councils, others may be Resource Conservation Districts, Firewise communities, home owners’ associations, watershed councils, or other community organizations.
This page contains some of the resources we have available to support you in building Fire Adapted Communities. Please check back often, as we will be expanding the ways in which we can support your very important community organizing efforts. Thank you for being a leader to help create fire-resilient communities throughout California!
New Fire Adapted Communities Facilitation Guide
The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network has recently published its much-awaited Fire Adapted Communities Graphic and Facilitators Guide. This graphic provides a visual explanation of the framework for Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) and the different components that make up the work of community wildfire practitioners. We recommend reviewing this guide in the context of your local work and to facilitate your strategic planning regarding your group’s area of focus.
CFSC Materials Available
We have printed copies of Listos Disaster Guides, CFSC Posters, and CFSC Pocket Guides available for local Fire Safe Councils and other community wildfire practitioners to use in your community preparedness efforts. Our CFSC Brochures are currently under review as we re-develop them to current standards.
If you would like one box or more, please come by our McClellan office during business hours if you are near Sacramento or fill out the form below and we will ship them to you via UPS (be sure to include a street address). If you would like a whole box, please list single-digit values. If you would like a specific amount, please choose from 50 – 500.
Note: You can add a label with your local organization’s contact information on the back panel, to facilitate building relationships with the residents in your communities. Print your labels and stick them over the photo on the back panel and use these brochures as your calling card!
Organizational & Program Resources for Community Wildfire Practitioners
The links below lead to documents that are useful for a number of internal organization functions. If you would like to suggest additional resources that could be added to this page, please contact the California Fire Safe Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please stay tuned, more information and resources coming soon!
- List of Common Acronyms – Acronyms used by the California Fire Safe Council
- Getting your Story Told – Information about communicating with the media
Policies and Procedures
- Conflict of Interest Policy Sample – A document that can be adapted and used by organizations needing a conflict of interest policy
- Policies and Procedures Topics – Topics that should be included in the written policies and procedures of non-profit organizations
- Home Ignition Zone Assessment Guide (from the National Fire Protection Association)
Fuel Reduction Assistance
- Landowner Consent Sample
- 2011 Chipping Flyer Sample (thanks to El Dorado County FSC)
- 2011 Senior Assistance Flyer Sample (thanks to El Dorado County FSC)