Download Wildland Safety Outreach Materials
August 11, 2015
As a member of the fire service and a trusted member of your community, you’re uniquely positioned to help people plan for, respond to, and recover from the devastating effects of a wildland, grass or forest fire. Click here to find downloadable resources available through the U.S. Fire Administration’s web site that you can use to get started.
Additionally, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) in a joint effort with the U.S. Forest Service has developed the Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP), the first program targeted to volunteers that specifically prepares them to evaluate a home and provide residents with recommendations to protect their property from wildfires. WFAP provides volunteer firefighters and non-operational personnel, such as Fire Corps members, with training on how to properly conduct assessments for homes located in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).
WFAP includes a four part, train-the-trainer course that covers understanding the WUI problem, identifying the zones, evaluating the home, and available resources. Students will be able to take this information back to their respective departments and teach personnel how to properly conduct a home assessment for residents living in the WUI.
Both USFA and the NVFC are members of the Fire Adapted Communities Coalition (FACC), a group of partners committed to helping people and communities in the wildland-urban interface adapt to living with wildfire and reduce their risk for damage, without compromising firefighter or civilian safety.