National Fire Academy Offering Course on Fire Adapted Communities in the Wildland Urban Interface

The National Fire Academy (NFA) is currently scheduled to offer a course in January, March, and August for those who have an organizational responsibility for wildland-urban interface (WUI) risk reduction operations in their agency or jurisdiction. The six-day course, which will be delivered on the NFA campus in Emmitsburg, MD, enables students to create and sustain a fire adapted community in the WUI.

Course outcomes will include:

  • Develop a local community coalition to address the WUI and create fire adapted communities
  • Create a Community Wildfire Protection Plan
  • Facilitate partnerships, improve networking, and enhance resource allocation abilities that address WUI fire risks/issues
  • Pre-fire communication and planning between government agencies, local jurisdictions, and the community at-large, which is essential in creating a fire adapted community
  • Improve the quality of life and vitality within the local community

Click here for more information on the course, including student pre-course materials. Anyone interested in registering for the course should contact Woody Stratton directly at or (301) 447-1380.