Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network Launches New Web Site
February 29, 2016
Source: Dovetail Partners
The Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) Learning Network , a national network of partners working to promote wildfire risk assessment, risk reduction, and wildfire safety, recently launched a new and improved web site with a focus on sharing high quality resources and cultivating community connections and partnerships.
The FAC Network supports local leaders, home owners, land managers, and firefighters in increasing their communities’ resilience to wildfire through connecting leaders, sharing success stories and lessons learned, and creating and sharing wildfire tools and resources. FAC has 17 Core Members consisting of regionally diverse organizations throughout the U.S. who have committed to implementing, assessing, and sharing their work to address wildfire resiliency within their respective communities.
For the first time, the FAC Network is urging fire adapted community organizations and individuals outside of existing Core Members to join as Affiliate Members. Affiliate Members are encouraged to add themselves to the new interactive FAC Network map, make use of FAC Network resources, and connect with Core Members to learn and share community-based wildfire resiliency tools and tips. FAC resources include informational blog posts, fact sheets, field guides, videos, posters, presentations, handouts, articles, webinar recordings, and the FAC Self-Assessment Tool. Affiliate Members will gain access to a national forum in order to share information and connect with peers to further strengthen their work.